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“Cliff jumping!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shipwreck Beach

Shipwreck Beach
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$256.25*
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Vintage Biplane Tour of Kauai
Ranked #4 of 29 things to do in Poipu
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Cliff jumping!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

The cliff jump is amazing. The swim back to shore is rough but easily done if you swim well. This is not a beach for kids as the waves and undertow are quite rough. No surf board rentals nearby and lots of local surfers abound here.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Great walk, both sunrise & sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is one of my favorite locations on Kauai. Generally a very doable hike (short scramble up the cliff, depending which trail you take) which will get you breath-taking views from the cliffs. Walk is nice--sometimes the trail can be hard to follow as it is more of a maze of trails. When the trail seems to steep or too close to the edge, there is likely another further mauka. Back track and try again, closer to the top.

Usually plenty of parking at the County lot or just outside it along the dirt areas.

Can be a fun body boarding beach too depending on the swell.

Easily walked to from the Point or Grand Hyatt along beach front path---connects to the south point which is also a great spot for sunset!

Visited December 2013
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Roswell, Georgia
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a beautiful, peaceful beach. There isn't a lot of parking, but it's worth a visit! Seems like a lot of locals come here with their surf boards. you can pick up the Heritage Trail here if you enjoy hiking, or just sit and relax and watch surfers and cliff jumpers!

Visited December 2013
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vancouver, wa
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Dangerous waves”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

Good p;ace to get some sun, watch the surfers, cliff jumpers, and people getting married, we saw 4 couples. Not good snorkeling unless you go out quite a ways.

Visited December 2013
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Huaraz, Peru
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6 attraction reviews
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“Just a Good Beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is a large good beach in the Poipu area. Relatively small waves and close to the Grand Hyatt and cliffs for hiking. Lots of area and in the shadows at morning, with good view of sunset at night. A parking area very close and overflow parking all down the access road.

Visited November 2013
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