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Shipwreck Beach

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Address: Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763

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Not easy to get to...

But worth the trip. Beautiful area. You really need a Jeep to get there. You walk in when the road stops. Most of the people we talked to said to go here before you go to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Brian H
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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90 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

But worth the trip. Beautiful area. You really need a Jeep to get there. You walk in when the road stops. Most of the people we talked to said to go here before you go to the garden of the Gods.... You may run out of time if you go to both. Take your walking shoes

Thank Brian H
Blaine Minnesota
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun drive with a jeep. The water was a clear blue and excellent for wading as the reef appeared to keep the waves off the beach. The backdrop of the old shipwreck was breathtaking.

Thank OnVacation_10
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved walking the beach here. Very fun day trip. We didn't hike the trail but beach has plenty of room for fun.

Thank Wayne Y
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just like every location on Lanai, a large portion of the road there was not paved. However, still interesting enough to make the trip if you are spending a day or more on the island.

Thank Dadri L
Waimea, Hawaii
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This location is the northwest of the Lanai ... it looks like the wind blows a lot there. It was windy to the point that we were getting sand blasted. Worse yet, the beach is full of debris.

Thank troybrost
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

My Husband and I got lots of advice, and it was all pretty realistic, before going. Then when we got nearer, a local gave us more up to date advice about whether the road was passible in our jeep, it was. Soooo, go when it's dry, take a 4X4, and enjoy the journey. The actual beach has a problem with... More 

1 Thank Crystal W
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Theis was to be a white sand beach and a shipwreck. The beach is very small and there was a lot of trash around. There was an interesting shipwreck off the beach. Because of the remote location and evidence of alcohol bottles and trash we didn't feel comfortable taking the path towards the petroglyphs.

Thank Luv2travel601
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Alright, there's a lot of confusing directions on how to actually see the shipwreck, but here's the details (skip to number 3 on how to get to the first views of the shipwreck): (1) the beach itself isn't a beach to lay in the sand and get your tan on. I can see why many ppl think it's dirty but... More 

2 Thank Superhot C
United States
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103 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

It isn't easy getting here! It's a rough drive over a rutted track suitable only for 4WD vehicles, followed by a long walk. Sure, there's a shipwreck offshore, but there are far nicer beaches in Hawaii.

Thank CrossgarDown
Newport Beach, CA
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Interesting beach. The day we were there it was very windy so it was really fun watching the windsurfer and the kite surfers flying along.

Thank plumeria54

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