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Shipwreck Beach, Koloa

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#2 of 8 in Beaches in Koloa
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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A great spot for surfing and body surfing, Shipwreck Beach offers a wide sandy shoreline surrounded by greenery. You may recognize the 10.7 m (35 ft) cliff at the site, as it was featured in the movie "6 Days and 7 Nights" with Harrison Ford and Anne Heche, who jumped off it. You can climb the cliff for a new perspective of the beach. (Jumping is not recommended, however, because tides can cause shifting sand and expose rocks.) Hike a nature trail here to take advantage of the scenery. Due to strong waves, and because there are no lifeguards in the area, swimming at this beach is not recommended. Use our Koloa journey maker to add Shipwreck Beach and other attractions to your Koloa vacation plans.
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  • We traveled here thinking of visiting the beach and cliff only. Saw a trail and hiked it to Gillian’s beach. A fantastic surprise that made for an awesome day on the magical coastline. Saw... 
    We traveled here thinking of visiting the beach and cliff only. Saw a trail and hiked it to Gillian’s beach. A fantastic surprise that made for an awesome day on the magical coastline. Saw...  more »
  • We stopped here briefly, just to take a look. The beach is very popular. Lots of people. It is developed with bathrooms and paved parking. Great scenery. The sand was VERY HOT when we visited... 
    We stopped here briefly, just to take a look. The beach is very popular. Lots of people. It is developed with bathrooms and paved parking. Great scenery. The sand was VERY HOT when we visited...  more »
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  • Super heavy shore break be careful of rock/reef.
  • Too rough to snorkel but beautiful waves

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