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Shipwreck Beach, Poipu

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 650+ 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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  • Scarcely populated , clean bathroom facilities , great waves for surfing , limited parking areas , hiking along cliffs. I Wouldn't recommend this beach for children under 16 . 
  • We've been to Kauai many times and have hiked the trails along Shipwreck Beach, as well as sat and watched the waves and relaxed on this gorgeous beach. It's a great place. This year we decided to ren...  read more »
  • This beach is a local favorite for hanging out and body boarding/surfing when the swell is right. If the swell is larger it is not a good spot for little one's or non-swimmers to play in the water. Th...  read more »
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