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Address: Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763

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Odd, but serene

So shipwreck beach is just that. There's a ship wrecked not far from shore. Kinda eerie to see. The beach is nice and the water was extremely calm and clear while we were there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Makawao, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Shipwreck is not for everyone. If you crave open space, peaceful surroundings and amazing views - Shipwreck is the place for you. However, if you are not into the great outdoors, and the sun and wind (sometimes rain) that comes with it, stay topside! There are turtles galore in the near shore waters, and during their season here, whales can... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

So shipwreck beach is just that. There's a ship wrecked not far from shore. Kinda eerie to see. The beach is nice and the water was extremely calm and clear while we were there. I mean really, really calm with the water barely making any waves or impact on the shore. We could see a turtle off shore bobbing around.... More 

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Layton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The drive to the beach was very bumpy because it was unpaved and at times dusty. There was supposed to be some petroglyphs that unfortunately we missed along the way.

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you like to explore you like adventure this is worth a trip ! However take good shoes food water plenty gas in the tank for there are no amenities for miles wear proper clothing it gets extremely windy💨 The ship is very interesting but is further away than it appears you could walk up to five hours to get... More 

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haiku
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you like being on a beach with nobody around ..serenity to the max..this place is for you. With a very nice view of the shipwreck..hence the name..you will enjoy this long stretch of beach..perfect to relax..for a picnic or a swim.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The beach itself isn't much to speak of, though it was cool to see the ship further out. Makes you wonder about what happened and how it ended up there.

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Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

From the other side of Lanai - shipwreck beach is small but worth a trip!! You'll do better with a 4 wheel drive and park before you reach the soft sand.

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Scotts Valley, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you don't mind a bumpy 4WD road and a short hike thru boulders and mesquite, the petroglyphs are worth seeing. They are a little hard to find as you have to follow the rock cairns. I lost the trail coming back but it is hard to get lost as you can follow the beach back to your origin.

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San Diego
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This secluded beach is worth the drive, .... if you can drive there. The road was paved until you reach the beach area, and then for several miles was badly rutted and would be impossible by car. We had a 4WD jeep and could get past the many recent washouts from the heavy rains in Feb and early March. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

well, if you want to stay on the beach- its not a place for you :) its only for those who enjoy four wheel ( Jeep) driving and are eager to see other places then golf courts and museums, for people who enjoy wilderness.. Yes, its beautiful here, naked beauty of nature..While we were driving Jeep, we met there people,... More 

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