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Shipwreck Beach, Koloa

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#2 of 8 in Beaches in Koloa
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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 Koloa journey maker to add Shipwreck Beach and other attractions to your Koloa vacation plans.
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  • Stopped by briefly while on a self-guided tour of Kaui with the help of an app. Beautiful beach with great views. 
    Stopped by briefly while on a self-guided tour of Kaui with the help of an app. Beautiful beach with great views.  more »
  • We took a wonderful hike through a nicely forested/flat hike, followed by a little elevation gain along a ridge that overlooks the Pacific. We saw whales spout and surface and the vistas were... 
    We took a wonderful hike through a nicely forested/flat hike, followed by a little elevation gain along a ridge that overlooks the Pacific. We saw whales spout and surface and the vistas were...  more »
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  • Super heavy shore break be careful of rock/reef.
  • Too rough to snorkel but beautiful waves

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