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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Jump off a 50' cliff

Strong swimmers will easily get back to shore. A 2 minute walk from the beach up the rock. As... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2015
Amazing views!

Great place to stretch your legs and take in some of Kauai's nicest views all at once. This can be... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2015
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“easy hike” (19 reviews)
“golf course” (36 reviews)
near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

Strong swimmers will easily get back to shore. A 2 minute walk from the beach up the rock. As safe as could be. No lifeguard.

1  Thank harrryboiler
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Great place to stretch your legs and take in some of Kauai's nicest views all at once. This can be anything from a pretty easy hike to quite challenging if you choose to climb down to some of the rocky beaches. An excellent whale-watching site,...More

1  Thank Nana9090
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Great day hike that we stumbled upon -- starts at Shipwreck Beach and leads you to remote and lovely beaches, bays, and other sights

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 2 April 2015

I checked out Makawehi Lithified Cliffs to have a go at the many fish you can easily spot with polaroid glasses from the cliff tops. Some adventurous souls have even drilled holes at the top of the cliffs right in the black basalt to hold...More

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 1 April 2015

The walk along the upper cliffs is enjoyable but be certain to take water and wear shoes with strong ankle support. Come at low tide for the best views

1  Thank CasaLagunaHotel
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This became our morning workout as we were typically awake before the sunrise. Starting at Shipwreck Beach, you can walk, hike or run along the coastline via scores of intersecting trails. The most dramatic views are right along the coastline with jagged rocks, crashing waves...More

2  Thank SunriseAddicted
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Be sure to have good hiking shoes or solid walking shoes if you work all the trails around this cliff. There are parking lots an a number of spots starting by the Hyatt and off several dirt roads towards the cliffs. The waves hit the...More

1  Thank Emerson K
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

This hike is a must do. The views are incredible. The hike is not very strenuous. Follow it all the way to the end at Shipwreck Beach where there is a gorgeous beach and surf to cool off

3  Thank firstmatemarigig
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Hiked to Maha'ulepu beach, saw the cliffs, the caves, and the beach. Another beautiful place on the island of Kaua'i. If you have a chance spend a few hours here exploring. Dave & theresa Blanks

1  Thank hugezeppelinfan
Reviewed 2 March 2015

This is a nice walk from the end of Shipwreck Beach. The lithified cliffs are worth seeing but there is no set pathway so sometimes you have to double back. If you continue and walk along the edge of Poipu Golf course you get a...More

1  Thank MountainBear13
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