Trip Planner:   USA  /  Hawaii  /  Kauai  /  Poipu  /  Beaches  /  Shipwreck Beach
Shipwreck Beach, Poipu
(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.
Create a full Poipu itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Poipu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Poipu by other users

15 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 53 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA February, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in New York City, Kauai & Oahu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in United States BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM KUWAIT April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Fun to watch people jump off Shipwreck rock. At times lots of rocks in the shore break. No lifeguard. Public restrooms available. Nice hike up to the point and beyond. 
  • We walked over here one day from our condo nearby. It's a nice enough beach, and the cliffs are picturesque. We didn't get around to climbing them. Maybe I was just spoiled by nice beaches by then, bu...  more »
  • We weren't here for very long, but climbed the cliff nearby to get some nice views of the beach. Located next to the Grand Hyatt, this was a beautiful beach great for swimmers and surfers. Parking is ...  more »