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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

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Address: near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI

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You can hike on either side of the Hyatt - wonderful views and a fun hike!

You can park in the public lot just east of the Grand Hyatt. There is a beach and bathroom. We hiked the cliffs on two different days. If you walk to the east of the Hyatt, you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You can park in the public lot just east of the Grand Hyatt. There is a beach and bathroom. We hiked the cliffs on two different days. If you walk to the east of the Hyatt, you walk up a very steep incline and walk along the edge - amazing views! We even saw some tropic birds and a shearwater... More 

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

you can hike to these caves from shipwreck beach, or drive on the dirt road. the hike is relatively easy, and takes about an hour. Plenty of great ocean views. Go when the docents are there, they will give you a personal tour with lots of information. they are really into the cave, history and geology. In addition there have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

just past Shipwreck Beach, this hike is like no other. The surf has transformed these cliffs into swiss cheese looking rock. The hike is not too long. My wife and I did it to break up time on the beach. One to do and not miss.

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Hiked past the golf course along the spectacular cliffs. Kept edging towards the end to catch the fantastic views. Saw a few sea turtles below in the surf. Made it all the way past Shipwreck beach to the Makawehi Cave trail where there is even more to see. Worth the trip!

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Depending on your point-of-view, there are either no paths, or plenty to choose from to get up to the cliffs from the parking lot at Shipwreck beach! You pretty much find your own way - as close to the cliff edge as you like - or a little bit safer in the undergrowth with much less nice views. Be warned,... More 

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Reston, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Not something you see everyday. Worth the trip. You don't have to go for a hike, you can see all aspects at several stops and from the top. The drive is a little tough if you get car sick. Very windy. There is a little fruit stand at the top that sells delicious and cold fare. Yummy and reasonably priced.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Beautiful and amazing. Very rugged. Do not go if you're not sure on your feet. Wear rugged hiking shoes if you want to get down to the good stuff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice easy hike from Shipwreck Beach. Must hike on the golf course for a bit due to eroding cliffs - do not test! This is a nice different view of landscape - there are beaches / cliffs of petrified sandstone instead of lava.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My wife and I went here and it was a blast! It was not a very hard hike at all, a bit of uphill climb then we got the view of a lifetime. We sat and watched the water hit the rocks for a good 45 minutes. It is an incredibly beautiful view! I would definitely recommend this!

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Stunning views from the trail running above the cliffs. The trail is a little hard to follow but the views are something else. We didn't get to finish because of rain but it was worth it.

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Address: near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa

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