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Shipwreck Beach

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

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Neat beach. A bit long to get to but the shipwreck makes it unique. It was very windy and the ocean was really rough so we couldn't get a close viewing point. The beach was small... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 January 2017
Michael H
Middleton, Wisconsin
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Peru, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was yet another interesting (and beautiful) spot on our day-long tour of the island. Our guide (and driver), Bruce, pulled into a private area (belonging to a friend of his); which gave us a wonderful, and secluded, view of the wreck, waves and ocean. His information about, and history of, the area; gave us a perspective we would not... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The beach is pretty but you may have to climb some rocks to get to see the ship wreck. There is a trail to petrogliphs here but it is hot and the drawings are faint. Take water. Good snorkeling here.

Thank molelady
Middleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Neat beach. A bit long to get to but the shipwreck makes it unique. It was very windy and the ocean was really rough so we couldn't get a close viewing point. The beach was small and it had some local folks living there which was odd. It a great place to see, but I'm not sure I'd return.

Thank Michael H
Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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

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