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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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  • What a beautiful setting. The beach is beautiful and you can walk up through the trees to a cliff lookout area. We saw a turtle floating in the waves too! We’re going to go back in the next few days b...  more »
  • This is a great spot to take in the sun and the waves. A lot of locals use this beach as well. For a slightly more secluded beach, go east of here for a short hike (Fallen beach I believe it's called)...  more »
  • Great beach on the south side. There are few trees for cover close to the beach and those that are there have lots of prickly needles on the ground. Great coastline though the surf can pick up quite a...  more »

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