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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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  • Clean sand. Nice waves. There isn't a lifeguard and there were warning flags saying that conditions were dangerous for swimming, so we didn't go far out, but enjoyed the ocean here. We saw a whale in ...  more »
  • Really nice beach. Very rough water in the winter months but good for families staying in the area. Also a cliff hike nearby for more family fun.  more »
  • Dangerous shorebreak for all but experiences swimmers and boogie boarders. The local talent puts on a show, with long rides on their knees and standing up for short rides that end mostly in wipeouts. ...  more »