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Shipwreck Beach, Koloa

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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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  • Cute little shady beach at the entrance to cliff hiking. We didn't spend much time at the beach, but it would be a nice place to relax and have lunch. We passed through on the way to the Maha'ulepu... 
    Cute little shady beach at the entrance to cliff hiking. We didn't spend much time at the beach, but it would be a nice place to relax and have lunch. We passed through on the way to the Maha'ulepu...  more »
  • A stunning walk through many varied habitats and scenery, not arduous hiking conditions so fine to do in or after recent rain, but a nice long, meaningful hike from the beach to the cave and back... 
    A stunning walk through many varied habitats and scenery, not arduous hiking conditions so fine to do in or after recent rain, but a nice long, meaningful hike from the beach to the cave and back...  more »
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  • 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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