We hiked from Shipwreck beach to the golf course at sunrise on our first morning.
Gorgeous views, blowholes and the tidepooling were worth the trip.
Later in our trip, we hiked from Gillin's Beach in the other direction to the end (Kipu Kai beach). Gillin's Beach and the adjacent ones were worth a trip on their own. Kids were jumping off cliffs into the water. There are hidden beaches you can explore. We were able to see a few fossils. To get to Gillin's Beach, you have to take Poipu road until it becomes a dirt road and drive in a few miles. You will pass a sign and a gate warning you to leave by 6 or be towed. They enforce this, so take it seriously.
On our last hike, we started at Gillin's beach and hiked towards Shipwreck beach (to the golf course) to complete the circuit. Near the stables, there is an amazing cave that we didn't have time to explore. Some of the paths in that area are labeled, and there are some written guides if you happen upon them.
We learned after our trip that you can rent the guest house on Gillin's Beach. My husband is determined to do this in the future!
This area has many rewards for visiting. I highly recommend exploring at your leisure!
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