Shipwreck beach is located in front of the Hyatt and ajdacent to the sprawling Poipu Kai Resort
. The beach is usually subject to a reasonably fierce beach break making it difficult to swim or boogie board, although there are days when both are possible. Experienced surfers also try to make the most of the wave. Shipwreck beach offers plenty of sand for sun tanning. This is also the start of the beautiful Mahaulepu trail that meanders along the coast and leads to Mahaulepu beach.
Shipwreck Beach Safety
Locals sometimes jump off the cliff at the far end of the beach. Although it looks exciting, this is a very dangerous activity. A slightly skew landing can result in whiplash, a spinal injury, followed by drowning. There is no lifeguard at the beach.