• Facilities

    Restrooms, Showers, Picnic Tables

  • Lifeguarded


  • Good For

    Fishing, Watching sunset, Beach walking

Tucked away on the mesmerizing island of Hawaii, Polihale Beach offers an unparalleled escape for those seeking solace and serenity amidst breathtaking coastal landscapes.

Polihale Beach is by far the longest stretch of beach in the state of Hawaii. Polihale Beach and State Park is located at the end of Highway 50 and is accessed down an unpaved old cane haul road. The seventeen-mile stretch of white sand beach and sand dunes offer endless beach-combing and shelling fun. Polihale Beach sits at the end of Na Pali Coast and the edge of the Mana Plains. This is a spectacular stretch of wilderness, with 100-foot sand dunes, desert cacti, and remarkable sunsets over the Forbidden Island of Niihau.

Polihale Beach boasts Pristine Sands and Azure Waters miles of unspoiled, golden sands that stretch as far as the eye can see. Sink your toes into the soft, powdery shorelines and feel the warmth of the Hawaiian sun kissing your skin. As you stroll along the coastline, be mesmerized by the gentle rhythm of the cerulean waves lapping against the shore, creating a symphony of tranquility.

The backdrop of Polihale Beach is adorned with majestic cliffs that rise proudly against the azure sky. Carved by the forces of nature over millennia, these towering cliffs provide a dramatic contrast to the serene expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Take a moment to marvel at the rugged beauty of the coastline and capture unforgettable memories against the backdrop of nature’s masterpiece.

Polihale Beach has some facilities and camping is by permit only.  Strong currents and no lifeguard make it is a notoriously dangerous beach for swimming. This is a great beach for shelling, long beach walks, and spectacular sunsets.

Beach Safety

  • Choose beaches with a lifeguard.
  • Before entering the water check for any warning signs indicating hazardous conditions.
  • Avoid swimming during high surf.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Never allow small children to swim or play in water unattended.
  • Never swim in murky water and never swim in river mouths.
  • Never turn your back on the ocean, an unexpected wave can knock you down and drag you out.
  • Listen to weather and surf forecasts on local radio or check the surf report