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Shipwreck Beach

Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Lanai City
Type: Beaches
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

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.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

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

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

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.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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160 reviews 160 reviews
38 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

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

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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

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

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

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.

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Haiku, Hawaii
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

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.

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North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The trip down here was a nice ride to see the island. You can see Maui and Molokai. Short hike from the end of the road over to see the ship. Beautiful beach.

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

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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