Polihale Beach

Photo by Douglas Peebles
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Hanalei Bay

Known for its 7-mile stretch of white sand beach and hot cloudless days, Polihale is the spot to dry out when the rains come. Framed by the west end of the Na Pali cliffs, sweeping sand dunes and a Ni'ihau capped ocean, Polihale can be a breath-taking experience. Camping by permit only. Dirt parking lot. Public bathrooms and showers.

NOTICE Posted 12-18-08: Polihale is currently CLOSED due to access problems from heavy rains.
For more information, media may contact: Deborah Ward DLNR Public Information Specialist Phone: (808) 587-0320
Things To Do
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Bodyboarding
  • Fishing
  • Paddling
  • Beach walks
  • Family days
Cool Because

Hawaii's biggest gold-sand beach with amazing sunsets over Ni‘ihau island.

Hazards

Extremely strong currents. Dangerous shorebreak. Patchy sharp coral. Remote location. No rescue support due to remote location.

Topography

Long, wide sandy beach. Mostly sand underwater with reef patches.

Not Good For

Snorkeling - areas with sand bottom are not good for snorkeling because there is no reef to support a variety of fish.

Surf Forecast

3-5 ft.

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