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Must have a 4-wheel drive! If you don't, there is a parking lot before the turn-off. We hiked... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Washington, Pa
Worth a half day.

Bring a trash bag with you and collect some of the fish nets and other plastics that wash up here... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 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 3 September 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
2  Thank momdzall
Reviewed 22 July 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
2  Thank FamFunIllinois
Reviewed 10 July 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 10 July 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
Thank cookpias
Reviewed 28 May 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
Thank Dean413
Reviewed 10 April 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
1  Thank 449sherrid
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The drive to shipwreck beach is one of the easier treks on the Island. If you're short on time but looking for a nice beach side view with some unique history this is a perfect spot. The trash can build up a bit, thank you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lila H
Reviewed 3 April 2018

It's worth visiting this beach just to see the open view of the ocean on the way down the mountain. a lot of washed up debris on the beach. Not for swimming, but worth seeing,

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank nycguestvbo
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Great views. A bit of a walk from the parking spot but you are rewarded with awesome pics and a serene isolated beach. Make sure you get your Jeep from John at Lanai jeep rental.net!

Date of experience: February 2018
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22 February 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
Tanya J
21 February 2017|
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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