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Stunning views, tricky paths

Well worth a visit, these cliffs overlook the wild south coast. The paths are rough and narrow in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nelson, New Zealand
Staggering beauty

This is a fantastic walk with new vistas around every corner. Getting there is tricky with some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Angela217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank GR260
Reviewed 8 July 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.

Thank Vandrick
Reviewed 23 June 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

Thank 7lsandov5
Reviewed 15 June 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.

Thank KevinandJennifer
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A Must if you want to see mother nature craftsmanship at it’s best. We were awestruck at the cliffs whilst being delighted by the roaring ocean waves blasted massive waves up against the cliffs. It was like a action movie!!! But no wonder the cliffs...More

Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed 30 May 2018

From Shipwreck Beach (where parking is easy in the morning), keep the ocean on your right side and head up. There are a couple trails to take: one slightly more shaded, the other basically an oceanview cliff trail. Do one going up, one going back....More

2  Thank Ty S
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Really enjoyed this walk to the cave (which was closed Ugh!), just shouldn't have worn flip flops. But explored the tidepools along the way -- seeing crabs and sea slugs -- and took great pics of the cliffs, ocean and waves.

Thank travelbugnyc1
Reviewed 24 May 2018

This was a beautiful area , Great hike and watch many people jump off the clifts into the ocean . Which no way did we do that . Down along the beach were a mama and baby seal . Just a great place

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Great spot to see! We drove up a gravel road for about 2 miles, and parked on the right side of the horse stables. This made for a short, easy walk to the cliffs.

Thank Ashley E
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24 April 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.
12 January 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