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Shipwreck Beach

Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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Desolate Beauty

I did some hiking and saw this beach from a distance. It was midday, didn't see any humans along... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to get a vehicle and traverse a bumpy road to get here, but it was well worth it!!! We... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
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  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“paved road” (9 reviews)
“wrecked ship” (5 reviews)
“wheel drive” (9 reviews)
Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did some hiking and saw this beach from a distance. It was midday, didn't see any humans along that coastline, looked surreal, that ship even in that disintegrating stage was telling a story of how fragile humans and their inventions can be against nature...More

Thank Voyager78
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

You have to get a vehicle and traverse a bumpy road to get here, but it was well worth it!!! We only saw 2 others people the entire day, it is stunning, gorgeous, peaceful. Swimming can be problematic though, there are strong currents in some...More

Thank TravelmamaSB
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We made the trek to the north side of the island to see the shipwreck. The drive in is extremely bumpy for about 15 minutes where the road is unpaved. There are no facilities over here and no guidance as to how to get closer...More

1  Thank Mandy007
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We enjoyed seeing the shipwreck, but our recommendation is to use a different rental car place than Dollar (unless you want to do a significant amount of walking, you'll need a 4 wheel drive). While on their website it says that they might close roads...More

1  Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 3 July 2017

As others have pointed out, the drive can be a real whipping but it's an adventure that most folks don't get to do every day. There are also hikes mauka from the shipwreck that are also fun to do. Carve out half a day and...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Title says it all - the offroad trail getting to the beach was lots of fun but the destination was a bit meh...

Thank OAH_1982
Reviewed 3 June 2017

It’s about a half-hour drive from Lanai City on paved road until the last 1.5 miles, which require a four-wheel vehicle to navigate the dirt road and cratered terrain. Thank God for You Tube, as I needed to get up to speed on how to...More

1  Thank ZayneZ
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

It is an experience, more then Anything else The fact that there is only few beaches In Lanai, it is one of the best ones You can visit besides Manele Steve

Thank steveomeiri
Reviewed 1 May 2017

has a nice view of an old wreck. Very rocky and hard to hike towards. Very sad to say that there is TONS of garbage all over the place both on the trail and on the beach here.

1  Thank SB911Medic
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Take your Jeep North to shipwreck beach. Just go slow and enjoy to beauty of this precious Island. Awful windy but just put up with it. The hike to the rusting hulk was great, but a lot of evidence of mans pollution of the sea.

Thank scottmt59405
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21 February 2017|
Response from Crystal W | Reviewed this property |
The very unhelpful truth is, "it depends". It depends where you park, how far you have to walk. Where you park depends on the recent rains. So you will have to gauge it when you get there. As you drive down, ask the folks... 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