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Shipwreck Beach, Poipu

(4.3/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • In behind the Hyatt hotel. Poor parking but once you find it the beach is good. Lots of space for everyone. A nearby hiking trail, nice view from a rock cliff. Our family enjoyed it. A family friend w...  more »
  • This is a very picturesque beach but only good for very strong swimmers even when surf isn't "up". Not recommended for children.  more »
  • This is a really nice beach that always seemed to have something going on to keep my attention. Lots of wave action.  more »