This beach was unreal. Just beautiful. The ride down was amazing was amazing too. You need a four wheel drive. rent from 808 Hummers- they are the best and let you go anywhere.
Rented a four wheel drive and headed for this beach. We parked by the rock inscribed "Shipwreck Beach" and went snorkeling. It was fun but just a word of caution, the reef is rather shallow and you can get into some tight spots. Not for the novice snorkeler. There is a bit of debris in spots on the beach -... More
This is a must see on Lanai - this whole side of the Island is amazing - great beaches, history, turtles !!! A 4 x 4 is a must for viewing these remote areas but they truly are worth seeing.
This trip definitely requires 4-Wheel Drive, and don't get in a hurry....lots of hills, blind corners, tight turns....but you'll be happy you made the effort. It is a great place to bring a picnic lunch from one of the excellent vendors in Lanai City, and enjoy sitting on the beach. We saw several Sea Turtles, and also had a great... More
getting down to the turn off is on paved road. From there it's probably better than a mile plus to get to the start of trail on sandy (and dusty) road. You pass remnants of the Federation Camp now being used by some local fishermen. At the big rock that tells you that you have reached the beach you can... More
The rental car agency said the road past the garden is bumpy -- "bumpy" does not describe it. It is so rocky, jerky, pot holy, steep, that bumpy is an understatement. But it was fun (after the fact). I thought the ship was closer from reading about it in Fodors. There are so many bees or hornets that I could... More
Definitely off the beaten track and a 4-wheel vehicle drive, but well worth going. Amazing that the concrete ship is still there, in tact. Beautiful seascapes....turtles.....interesting and scenic.
We had fun wheeling back to the beach. Everything is marked really well on Lanai (engraved in stone). Found many buoys & a dried up puffer fish. Bones of animals were noticed laying about. Cool hawksbill turtles were spotted, too.
This trip will require 4 wheel drive. The beach is remote, small,and pretty unpopulated for the most part. Great spot to take out a little picnic lunch and enjoy a little solitude on the beach. We were lucky enough to enjoy a few sea turtles swimming along the shore while we ate lunch. This beach also offers good views of... More
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