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Shipwreck Beach

Address: Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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Ranked #8 of 10 Attractions in Lanai City
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Maui, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Santa Monica, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The ship is fairly cool but its a fairly long trip to stare at a ship that far away. The beach there isn't good either. I wanted to write this to highlight the rental car situation. Dollar Rental had us sign the agreement and Afterwards told us spots we could and couldn't go based on conditions of the roads. We... More 

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Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Worth the drive and the hike. We saw a full-curl horned ram and 2 females on the hills. We only saw 3 other people.

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U.S.A.
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Well we drove over there but the shipwreck is not close to the beach or the parking lot, it's out in the distance and you have to walk a longway to be in front of it. Nice view though and right behing where we were parked there were a ton of sea turtles right there in the water. It was... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
64 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Amazing view of the landmark abandoned oil tanker and the neighboring islands of Molokai and Maui! A must see for a Lanai trip! Remote but helps to have a guide there

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