Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach), Lanai
Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach) is 30 minutes North from Lani City and requires a 4WD (4-Wheel Drive) vehicle. Shipwreck Beach received its name due to the many wrecked ships along its shallow, rocky channel.
The Liberty Ship Oil Tanker, wrecked during World War II (1940’s), 1,500 feet off the shore of this deserted tropical beach. Visitors can easily view the partially submerged wreckage and see the island of Molokai across the Kalohi Channel.
With fantastic views of Maui, Molokai, and The Liberty Ship, this is an excellent location for exploring, relaxing, sunbathing, beachcombing, but swimming or snorkeling is not advised. If you choose to snorkel, you will come across Tropical Fish, Green Sea Turtles, Sharks, Coral, and Wrecked Ships. This 8-mile stretch of beach is very windy, rocky, and has incredibly strong currents making it dangerous.
Directions from Lanai City, HI 96763. Follow Keomuku Hwy, Lanai City, HI 96763 and take Left on Unnamed Rd. Once you arrive at the end of Unnamed Rd, park your vehicle and walk the rest of the way to Shipwreck Beach. Remember to careful not to get your vehicle stuck in the sand.
Keomuku Hwy, Lanai City, HI 96763
Take Left on to Unnamed Rd
Unnamed Rd, Lanai City, HI 96763
Shipwreck Beach, Kaiolohia Bay, Lanai