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Shipwreck Beach

Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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Ranked #9 of 13 attractions in Lanai City
Type: Beaches
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Langley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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NY
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8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Portland OR
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

used by locals and hunters (axis deer) this side of the island is not too friendly or clean, full of plastic trash and pretty rough water. You can see the shipwreck, and maybe some turtles in the shallows, but I felt it was a bit scary leaving the jeep we rented all alone. Go for the day, and enjoy the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Seeing an old, abandoned ship, just off shore, was a treat! We rented a 4 door jeep while on Lanai, from "Fred" and drove as far as we could. We hiked the rest of the way. There were fun shells on the beach and huge crabs along the way. We were there in early afternoon, so snorkeling wasn't good. It... More

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Kauai, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Relaxing beach lovely ocean view you can jump off the Cliff if you want to I didnt scary .. the water is clean lots of People , theres a trail to another beach about one hour walk there and an hour back my friends said its lovely too .. Also hottie local guys ♥

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The beach I give a 10 all tumbs up. The ride out to the ship is hard on the bum get a good JEEP. Parking is evil as in you need to park get out of the jeep and hike to see the ship. Wear good shoes not flips. HIKE is not a walk and if you are super white... More

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