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Shipwreck Beach, Poipu
(4.2/5 based on 700+ 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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  • We didn't stay long on shipwreck beach because we were there to hike. We arrived around 8am and the beach was empty save one surfer. We met a friendly local who warned us not to go too close to the ed...  more »
  • Nice sand, a little rocky in places in the water, nice view, a cliff for rock-jumping. Minimal parking behind the Sheraton resort 
  • ....lovely spot to watch surfers catch short-lived waves and also climb a bluff via natural trail in woods to observe sunrises and whales... And, then for foodies, the Grand Hyatt & its restaurants an...  more »