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Shipwreck Beach, Poipu

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • There is parking although it probably fills up fast due to the fact you walk over the beach to get to the walk...which is a must. We i sit and watch the ocean.  more »
  • Famous beach near the southern most tip of Kauai. Took Ainako road between the Grand Hyatt and the Poipu Golf Course to get here. Right next to the Grand Hyatt and thousands of hotel guests. Drove....  more »
  • The water is extremely rough, even for experienced swimmers. Sat on the sand for a few minutes before leaving and heading elsewhere. It's pretty enough, but since you can't go in the water it's not much of a beach.
  • Even though the glass pieces are now very small it's still pretty and unique. But if you go around to the left, there's really cool lava rock to climb around which definitely added to the experience.

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