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Shipwrecks Beach - Keoneloa Bay

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Shipwreck Beach on South Shores of Kauai

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Shipwrecks Beach (Keoneloa Bay) is one of Kauai’s most coveted beaches for surfing and windsurfing, but non-surf enthusiasts will certainly find fulfillment here as well. There’s an easy hiking trail that leads to some amazing not-to-be-missed sites.

One of them is Shipwrecks Beach, located in front of the Grand Hyatt below the Poipu Bay Golf Course. There is a public parking lot but it fills up fast so get there early. The beach is a beautiful crescent-shaped shoreline with white sand. The water here is not the best for swimming -- there are sometimes big waves and strong currents. There are some cliffs on the eastern portion of the beach that have a 30-40 foot jump into the ocean, if you dare.

Sunsets from Shipwrecks Beach are some of the most remarkable anywhere. Shipwrecks Beach also marks the beginning of the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, an easy coastal hike that will take you past beaches, bays, streams, lava formations, monk seals, and much, much more. Be aware that this side of the island is more exposed to rough waves and wind.

 

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Daniel C.
"It looked like a fun beach for boogie boarding"
Reviewed April 9, 2014
We found this little beach at the end of the resort areas east of Poipu. Just before the road turns into a dirt road. It looked like a fun beach for boogie boarding but we didn’t rent any today. Turns out we didn’t need boogie boards because there was a lot of other stuff to do. There was a pretty easy cliff jump. Maybe about 40 feet. Nothing like a couple leaps off the cliffs to get your heart pumping. There also some really cool trails to explore around the sand dunes at one end of the beach. Parking is a problem unless you get there early.
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Shipwreck Beach on South Shores of Kauai
Shipwrecks Beach (Keoneloa Bay)
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