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a great day but being virtually alone is a little weird!

You must have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get here and there is only one place on the island to... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
Eddie H

My husband and I went to check out the petroglyphs. It’s a long rocky trail in the burning sun. The... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Skokie, Illinois
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

We were there on a windy day, which is more normal than not from what I hear. Had a 4X4 so we got as close as we could before walking. It's an interesting ship for sure to look at, but it was sooo windy. (sand...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

You must have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get here and there is only one place on the island to rent. Make sure you have rented a vehicle before making the ferry ride over. There are no road signs outside of Lanai City so...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I went to check out the petroglyphs. It’s a long rocky trail in the burning sun. The beach was huge and we had the whole place to ourselves. The one side did have garbage from Maui, however, the further you walk towards...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

The locals will tell you not to drive down to the beach. Lots of trash has washed up: tires, plastic, garbage. But, the views from the paved highway before heading to the beach get you wanting to go all the way down. Its not nearly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jsmith1125
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Must have a 4-wheel drive! If you don't, there is a parking lot before the turn-off. We hiked (didn't have 4-wheel drive). Took about 45 minutes to get to Shipwreck Beach, parts were shaded. Lots of paths from road to the beach. Once you reach...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Bring a trash bag with you and collect some of the fish nets and other plastics that wash up here. Will make you feel great and it should give you a sense of helping the turtles that you will see just off the shore.

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank FamFunIllinois
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Travel to lanai from Maui to spend day.Rented 2 jeeps to travel around island.Labai was very pretty and only has a population of 3200 people. Took a ride to shipwreck beach with some off roading involved.Once there have to hike about a mile to site.It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Duniman123
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is quite a site, and you need 4 wheel drive for the last part of the drive. In any case, do not go out on the sand to avoid an expensive tow (we were warned this is one of the most common tow-out places...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This beach was terrible. It had garbage everywhere, a very rocky bottom which made any swimming challenging. There was very little room to relax on the beach. It was a beautiful drive getting there, but I would leave the shipwreck beach for the locals. It...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Dean413
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This was our first snorkelling attempt and we found this beach amazing - calm waters ( great for beginners and advanced) good corals and beautiful sea life. It was very relaxing and great fun for the whole family. Trees close by offered shade right on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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February 21, 2017|
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Response from Kilikena | Reviewed this property |
it could take an hour to drive there, as the "road" is loose sand. deep sand and sandhills. it would be a difficult hike and possibly dangerous. you might hear gunfire, as Lana'i residents love to hunt wild goats and Axis... More
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
No, we didn't notice a lot of shell. Did notice a lot of garbage