Garden of the Gods, Polihua, & Shipwreck Beach on Lanai

Mahana Pl
Lanai City, HI 96793

4-wheel drive about a half-hour north from Lanai City and you’ll discover Kaiolohia, also known as Shipwreck Beach. This windy, 8-mile stretch of beach has wrecked numerous ships along its shallow, rocky channel. In fact, the hull of a ghostly oil tanker from the 1940s is still beached on Kaiolohia Bay’s coral reef, its rusted hull giving the beach a surreal sense of wonder. With excellent views of Molokai and Maui, this is a great area for beachcombing and exploring, but swimming is not advised. Beyond the beach, about 200 yards up a trail past the Shipwreck Beach sign are the Kukui Point petroglyphs, marked by reddish-brown boulders.
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