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Shipwreck Beach

Address: Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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Ranked #5 of 14 Activities in Lanai City
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Minden, Nevada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Not much to see except for an old rusty shipwreck. We had to scramble over lava rock to get a good view. The last 1.5 miles over dirt road was challenging to say the least. There were some HUGE ruts. Later we heard that an easier way to get there was to park at the end of paved road and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Easy to get to (with a Jeep). It's a bit of a walk from the parking area to the shipwreck itself. Unique setting though. Worth seeing.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Rough roads and very isolated, but worth the trip. We went around 9am and seen no one. Seen the rock carvings and lots of junk on beach to look through.

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Houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The beach was minimal but the hike that was near the shipwrecked beach was great. Short and good for beginners. The weather was awesome and views were spectacular. Highly recommend!!

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Maui, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My husband and I have visited Lanai City once before but when my cousin and her husband came to Maui to visit us we decided we wanted to show them something a little different that all the typical beaches on Maui. We took the ferry over from Maui and rented a 4WD jeep (It is a necessity) from Dollar Rent... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The beach is littered with trash and debris from the water. Not a safe swimming beach. OK view of Molokai and interesting to see an old rusting ship. Good for a secluded beach walk, we did not see a single other person in the 2 hours we were there. Tide pools along beach hold some cool fish and you may... More 

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San Francisco, California
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had always heard of this beach on Maui but never knew were it actually was. Its out ot the way but relatively easy to find and well marked. Keep walking when you get to the sandy part of the road, the beach itself is more rocks than sand but an easy walk.

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Lana'i City, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Shipwreck Beach (actually the place name is "Kaiolohia") is one of those spots, on the island of Lana'i that visitors always seem to hear about... and, often, want to see for themselves. Having lived on the island of Lana'i for the past 24 years, I have visited and photographed this remote beach dozens and dozens of times. Is it worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's very nice for photo opportunities and hiking around, but not really the kind of beach you would go to for swimming and sunning. Locals do wind surf and kite board there on trade wind days, so you might see some of that action. Access is okay - there are a couple of sand-washes and mud happens after rain storms.... More 

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Red Lodge, Montana, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We jeeped to Shipwreck Beach on our recent vacation to lanai. Road is a little tricky to navigate in places but not all that challenging although it rained in a while when we made trip. Last portion of road becomes deep sand which can be diificult even in four wheel drive. Recommend that when sand is encountered, park and walk... More 

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