Polihua Beach is on the far northwest tip of Lana`i and is accessible by a rugged 4WD trail leading downslope from the Garden of the Gods area. This is not a swimming beach, however, as it is often windy and rough surf is common.
The area is marked by a long stretch of sand dunes and blowing sand can be extreme at times. The beach is noted for the sea turtles that nest here. In Hawaiian, poli means “cove or bay” and hua means “eggs.” Thus, Polihua is a place where turtles lay their eggs. This is a scenic, windswept area remote from just about everything else on Lana`i.