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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. Use our Poipu journey maker to add Shipwreck Beach and other attractions to your Poipu vacation plans.
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  • Rough surf and rocky beach made it questionable for those of us not so good swimmers, so we relaxed and watched some others dive of the cliff next to the beach.  more »
  • The waves are great, the sand is beautiful, and there are some brave souls jumping off a cliff nearby! We saw whales out in the water jumping out of the ocean and we saw a turtle swim right by us near...  more »
  • Grab your towel and sunscreen and enjoy a beautiful beach. Right by Grand Hyatt. Not too crowded. Big waves in January  more »
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  • Beautiful beach. Great hike/walk on cliffs towards golf course. Good for enjoying the sunset.
  • Parking is close Water changes but generally clear. As far as cliff diving, go to the farthest point, look how deep, and go. Swim wide to the left as you look at the cliff, and then just float on in. Its not the danger everyone wants to believe.
  • Beautiful beach. Great place to watch surfers!
  • Good beach to swim at! Not a lot of rocks and good waves for body surfing 👌🏼 best beach on south shore
  • Awesome place for a run in the morning or to explore with kids.

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