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Shipwreck Beach, Poipu

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A great spot for surfing and body surfing, Shipwreck Beach offers a wide sandy shoreline surrounded by greenery. You may recognize the 10.7 m (35 ft) cliff at the site, as it was featured in the movie "6 Days and 7 Nights" with Harrison Ford and Anne Heche, who jumped off it. You can climb the cliff for a new perspective of the beach. (Jumping is not recommended, however, because tides can cause shifting sand and expose rocks.) Hike a nature trail here to take advantage of the scenery. Due to strong waves, and because there are no lifeguards in the area, swimming at this beach is not recommended. Use our Poipu journey maker to add Shipwreck Beach and other attractions to your Poipu vacation plans.
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  • Great beach for walking along, but due to rip tides, everyone advised NOT to swim here. This was our view for our entire stay from our balcony.  more »
  • Nice beach next to the Grand Hyatt in Poipu. Small parking lot, but you can park along the street leading into the parking lot. Was there in January. Good size swells coming in. Good place for surfing...  more »
  • Fairly easy to get to if you have directions. Do not count on signage. Limited free parking but worth waiting for a spot. Maybe a six or seven min. walk to the top. The trail is easy and the views are...  more »
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  • Beautiful beach. Great hike/walk on cliffs towards golf course. Good for enjoying the sunset.
  • Parking is close Water changes but generally clear. As far as cliff diving, go to the farthest point, look how deep, and go. Swim wide to the left as you look at the cliff, and then just float on in. Its not the danger everyone wants to believe.
  • Beautiful beach. Great place to watch surfers!
  • Good beach to swim at! Not a lot of rocks and good waves for body surfing 👌🏼 best beach on south shore
  • Awesome place for a run in the morning or to explore with kids.

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