Day 5: Polihale Beach, Kauai
Polihale Beach is a state park. It is a 7 mile-long beach and over 100 acres. You have to drive to the end of the road on the island, aka HWY 50, then get on a dirt road, and although four wheel drive is recommended, we got by on it, but then again we are use to going off the beaten path. The dirt road is around 5 miles distance to the beach, and also has very sandy spots, we about got stuck twice, and didn't have 4WD....make a note, some rental car companies have made it illegal to drive a rental car on the rutted road, and it floods, so at times you may not be lucky enough to get on the dirt road to it.
By remote, we mean vast, no tourists, and so dang hot that you better keep your toes close to the water, but be careful even then, because the water is deep from the get go, and the current is for the brave and experienced (or maybe dumb, by your viewpoint, either way the water is known to be treacherous), even then it didn't feel right to just jump in. This is a sacred place in Kauai. If we hadn't known that, the energy was there, it was strong enough to feel, probably as much as the deep waves crashing at our feet, which by the time Jessica had walked barefoot a quarter mile across the sand from where we parked, her poor feet were red and blistered, so the (warm) turquoise water was soothing.
*** Watch to the end, it's not easy learning hawaiian words. ;)
This beach has gold sand, it is smooth and soft, if it wasn't so hot, you would want to just lay on it. The view is stunning and mystical. You feel like a spec on this beach, like a grain of sand, alone, small, and yet so embraced in the wild. This is the kinda beach that gets deep down in your soul, and doesn't leave. We can say it is lasting impression, but truly this is a place on the planet that if you want to do some soul searching, relax, connect, and be at the end of Earth, this is where you go. This is where you find wild inside of you, and the wild between sand, sun, and sea.
This beach is majestic with ancient ties to Hawaiian history. It has sand dunes, some reaching 100ft. The water is clear, and crashes against the Na Pali cliffs. Kauai is paradise, but if you want more than paradise, get inspired to take the road to the end of not only Kauai, but what feels like the end of the planet.
We are in love with Polihale.
More from day5: Salt POnd Beach and Waimea Canyon
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8/27/2015 12:20:27 pm
I love these photos!
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