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Shipwreck Beach

Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Lanai City
Type: Beaches
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

nice drive out and hike to see the shipwreck, pretty interesting to see. beach was full of stuff that washed ashore. get a great view of maui and molokai

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Highlands Ranch CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On a recent trip to Lana'i, we rented a Jeep and set out to explore Shipwreck Beach. After a windy, paved drive out of town, merge onto the dirt road and follow it to the parking lot - about 20 minutes in total, depending on how the road is that day. There are some great scenic overlooks on the drive... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We made the drive down to shipwreck beach and it was cool to see the old ship (40+ years that it's been sitting there) all rusted out - a bit spooky. That said, the beach itself was very dirty and full of trash which had been washed ashore because that side of the island has the tradewinds. There were tons... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We rented a jeep & went to the other side of the island. It's so amazing to be in islands in this day & age with all the people & then you take a short drive & suddenly you feel like you are on a desolate beach. No one in sight. It's an amazing feeling!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This side of the island was a bit trashy. Shipwreck beach was covered with trash that appeared to have washed ashore. You definitely need a jeep or a hummer to get there. The drive to this part of the island was really scenic though. There are a few other sites, but I wouldn't recommend spending too much time here. Some... More

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Novato, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You can have a lot of space at Shipwreck Beach. You need a 4 wheel to get there as the sand can be tough to go through in a regular vehicle. Great location for hiking and exploring on Lanai!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We thought we had gone far enough on the trail to get out and walk to the beach... well to our surprise the ship wreck was at least 2 miles or so out. Since we already thought we were in the "hills have eyes" territory we didn't want to venture out any further because it had rained earlier that week... More

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Let the inner adventurer out as you drive your Jeep off road to get to shipwreck beach. It is a fun drive down Lanai's only paved road and it gets even more exciting when the road ends. As you are driving down the hill, you can see the hulking wreck from afar and watch as it gets closer in view.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

You need a four wheel drive to get anywhere on the island and it can be rented in town. Once you get to explore it is a fantastic experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a 'famous' beach, but there isn't really much to it... The shipwreck is the highlight, and it is spooky. But the beach is not really that nice. We did not get to see any turtles or anything exciting, so if you get to see some, then it may be worth the trip. Did some snorkeling there, but the... More

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