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“shipwreck beach”(53 reviews)
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All reviews shipwreck beach easy hike golf course great hike bring water dirt road a small parking lot every corner waves crashing favorite hike horse stables gorgeous views worth the effort beautiful area sea turtles nice beach hyatt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the singing blowhole was really memorable... the movement of water driven air thru the nearby blowhole generates a horn-like sound. Very interesting! Worth a detour for sure!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Would recommend this to anyone who wants to see the ocean from a different viewpoint. You are above, looking down at the waves crashing on the rugged shoreline. We started early - 7:30 AM . Got as far as the stables and turned around. Loved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thomastravels2
Reviewed October 31, 2018

There are some good trails here that give you some great views along the shoreline. The rock formations are always one of my favorite parts of any of the islands and these were spectacular with plenty of turtles and harp seals to keep me entertained!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davestolz
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Great sights, horribly maintained. Just blimey like everything else in Hawaii - raw beauty, not well-maintained. No consideration for visitors bc there are another 278 behind you that will not object/comment.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JAson1313
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The trail is a mish mosh of small arteries, all going in the same direction. No markings but common sense says that you cannot get lost. Numerous branches to the cliffs and further on to the reef. Nice one to two hour walk (two hours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Victor R
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Well worth a visit, these cliffs overlook the wild south coast. The paths are rough and narrow in places so be sure to wear good hiking sandals or shoes. You will be exposed to wind and sun so prepare for these too. Signage is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Angela217
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This is a fantastic walk with new vistas around every corner. Getting there is tricky with some dicey roads, but it's worth the effort.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank GR260
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We love this area of Kauai, the Hyatt, Shipwreck Beach and Gillin's Beach. Walked up to the Cliffs and they provide a fabulous view all around. Several folks jumped off, fun to watch.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Vandrick
Reviewed June 22, 2018

This beach is literally at the end of the road. Pass the Hyatt and keep going, slowly!!! Road conditions require slow driving and an occasional passenger walking over the speed bump to prevent bottoming out! You won't be sorry you took the time to make...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 7lsandov5
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Walked to the Makawehi Cliffs from Shipwreck beach. It's not a strenuous walk but can be a bit of a challenge going over uneven terrain while exposed to stiff, ocean winds. Nearby is a Cave, a tortoise "farm", and several somewhat secluded beaches.

Date of experience: June 2018
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April 24, 2018|
Response from mek99 | Reviewed this property |
The trail head begins at Shipwreck Beach. You can go into the caves but that is a special tour which I believe has a fee associated with it.
January 11, 2018|
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Response from photohike | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely. It is more an area to explore than a linear path. You could go as long or short as they are up for but there are rocks to climb, and inlets with sleeping seals. Like everything with younger kids, it’s not... More