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Shipwreck Beach

Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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Not Worth the Trek to Shipwreck Beach

The rock is the best photograph of this visit to shipwreck beach. From the rock, there is no clear... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Worth the trip. Like being back in time. Great vista. Good off road driveing . You will be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim C
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“paved road” (9 reviews)
“wrecked ship” (5 reviews)
“wheel drive” (10 reviews)
Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rock is the best photograph of this visit to shipwreck beach. From the rock, there is no clear way to shipwreck beach. You have to climb over slick boulders or go through prickly thorn paths to get there...and when you arrive the beach is...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the trip. Like being back in time. Great vista. Good off road driveing . You will be surprised.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Ok, if you have a jeep that the rental company doesn't mind getting scratched up a little, this is a great trip. If not, you can go most of the way with no vehicle scratches, but then have to walk a bit (maybe a mile)....More

Thank SierraE10
Reviewed 27 November 2017

it's beautiful there but we didn't hike all the way there. We only saw part of it. There was a lot of garbage there but I found out later it all came from Japan. The shipwreck is beautiful. I wish we did get closer and...More

Thank jeffjeff1
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

It was a challenge to get to the beach but we were glad that we made the journey. It definitely is not accessible without a jeep. It was nice and no one else was on the beach.

Thank LAT-hawaii2
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The bumpy Jeep drive there is half the fun! Once you’re there, it’s a nice little hike (no sandals folks) to check out the petroglyphs and get a closer view of the Navy barge just off the coast.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Took a day trip to Lanai on the ferry and grabbed a Suburu Crosstrek rental from Cheap Jeeps. The drive down is stunning with views of Molokai. We parked at the end of the dirt road and walked the beach and some rocks out to...More

Thank Navy89
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Yes, you'll need a 4X4 rental for this ride. Nice, long and a very rough ride at times. The best thing about this beach was taking a short hike to view the Hawaiian Petroglyphs. Things to remember - If you have a weak back don't...More

1  Thank Shane F
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Shipwreck beach is pretty neat to see. I was told it was quite a hike to get to the beach, but I can't attest to that since I saw it from the air on Paradise Helicopters. The ships are really cool but I can't help...More

Thank WonderingWhimsy
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I flew from Honolulu to Lana'i for the day. ($144 rt on Hawaiian Air turbo prop) I rented a Subaru Cross Trek from Cheap Jeeps at the Hotel Lana'i. $187.00 for the day. I drove the deep, loose sand roads to Shipwreck beach. It was...More

1  Thank Kilikena
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21 February 2017|
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Response from Kilikena | Reviewed this property |
it could take an hour to drive there, as the "road" is loose sand. deep sand and sandhills. it would be a difficult hike and possibly dangerous. you might hear gunfire, as Lana'i residents love to hunt wild goats and Axis... More
Tanya J
21 February 2017|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
No, we didn't notice a lot of shell. Did notice a lot of garbage