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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. To visit Shipwreck Beach and get the most from your holiday in Poipu, create itinerary details personal to you using our Poipu travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is a nice beach.alot of weddings here.you can also have fun watching the surfers or give it a go yourself.some shady areas,no life guard.the trail starts in the sand and goes up hill until your o...  more »
  • Went to this beach and it was a mad house. It was more of a locals beach. The parking lot was crazy and the waves were huge and full of surfers and boogie boarders. There is a 50 foot rock cliff that ...  more »
  • We visited this beach three times during our week-long trip. Our favorite part about it is that not many people go here. It seems to be more of a local-person's spot. There are some rocks on parts of ...  more »