Shipwreck Beach

Shipwreck Beach information

Poʻipu , USA
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Unless you’re an expert surfer, bodyboarder or bodysurfer, keep your feet dry at 'Shipwrecks.' Instead, come for an invigorating walk along the half-mile crescent of light-gold sand. You’ll have some company, as the Grand Hyatt overlooks much of the beach along Keoneloa Bay. Row after row of waves crash close to shore, giving this beach a rugged, untamed feel.

To the east of the bay looms Makawehi Point , a gigantic lithified sand dune. Beware that cliff-jumpers (or those who accidentally fall due to erosion) have been seriously injured and have even died. To the west is Makahuena Point , the southernmost tip of Kauaʻi, a rocky cliff overlooking crashing waves that is covered with condos.