Keoneloa Beach (Shipwreck's Beach)

Keoneloa Beach (Shipwreck's Beach)
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Address End of Ainakoa St, Koloa, HI 96756
Great for watching cliff jumpers. Rough waves, not great for swimming.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Showers • Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Good / Plenty
• Good For: Bodysurfing • Good For: Boogie Boarding

Keoneloa Beach is located right behind the lovely Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa so if you're staying at that hotel you have easy access to this beach. This one is also called Shipwreck Beach because of an old shipwreck that used to be here (but isn't anymore).

If there's one thing that sets this beach apart from the crowd it will be the cliff jumping that takes place on the east end of the beach. Thrillseekers can follow a path up the cliffs and take a leap of faith off the end and into the ocean. Unless you really know what you're doing you're probably best just spectating here. Nothing ruins a vacation more than a broken back, leg, or even your own death. All of which, and much more, are possible if you decide to take the plunge.

The waves here can be really rough due to the way they break right on the shore. I've watched many people standing in the water with their backs to the water (never a smart move) only to get pummeled by the ocean. Because of the rougher water it's not the best place for swimming but if you know your way around a boogie board you might enjoy it. More advanced surfers, and bodysurfers, love this one a lot too.

There is a decent sized parking lot but on weekends this place fills up pretty fast. Bathrooms and showers are available to the public and there is another shower at the entrance to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa which is not intended for the public.