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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI (Koloa)
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Poipu
Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations
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Boston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We've been going to Kauai for many years but somehow managed to miss this attraction. Depending on the path you take, it can be easy or tricky (but doable for most people). The path we took near the edge of the beach did require a little bit of minor climbing but you are rewarded with a nice view from the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is a must see if you enjoy a little walking around for some amazing views! We visit it every time we come to Kauai!

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elk river idaho
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I know trip advisor lists this as a separate attraction but do it at the same time. The reviewers are right about the cliffs, but they have missed 99% of this walk if they don't walk to the Makuawahi cave and Mahlepu Beach. Just keep going another few minutes. The cave is one of the top two archeological sites in... More

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Fairport, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We went here around 11:00 before lunch. There was a wedding going on the beach right by the trailhead. The parking area is small, and there is a small beach park there by the Hyatt with facilities. We just grabbed our water and hiked the cliffs for about 1/2 hour each way. Just fantastic views and rock formations along the... More

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Cairns, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is actually located at shipwreck beach, at the left end of the beach the trail starts. Those of you with gps the coordinates are N21°52’ W159°26’ The trail is an easy walk especially if you are older or have children, it ends at the golf course. If you are more adventurous you can climb down some of the embankments... More

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Riverside, CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is above Shipwreck beach. You can access the path from the beach. I found this place by accident. We did a morning walk and found it. Stayed up here for a few hours taking pictures and watching the waves crash against the rocks. Watched locals do some fishing, this is a beautiful spot to relax and contemplate life. Not... More

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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Wonderful place to see sunrise or sunset or any other time of the day. Wear good walking shoes. Spectacular views!!!

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Anaheim, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

A beautiful place to walk along the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Breathtaking views of the coastline. Bring your camera for this one.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We had a beautiful sunny day. Left early in the morning from Shipwreck beach and just took our times climbing up and down the cliffs where we could. Awesome photo spot, around every corner! Waves splashing, blue water, turtles swimming in the water! Then, since we took almost 3 hours to enjoy...we hiked back quickly to get some exercise along... More

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Tucson
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The parking lot, just to the east of the Hyatt, was fairly easy to find, with directions from our guide book. The trailhead, I believe, began near a signpost on the dirt road that leads back to the golf course. We started that way, and it was an interesting jungle-like walk, but not at all what I expected, so when... More

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