Kauai in Technicolor

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“The Point” at Shipwrecks Beach

This sunny location on the South Side of Kauai is characterized for its spectacular waves, steep shorebreak and picturesque sunset backdrop. Shipwrecks Beach in Keoneloa Bay earned its name from an old unidentified wooden shipwreck. The beach is known to get a bit crowded, though if you follow the shore to its most western end, you will arrive at “The Point.” This part of Shipwrecks Beach is much more secluded and offers a stunning view of its famous cliffs, highlighting their natural and unusual formations—a perfect setting for your sunset picnic. The beach here consists of golden sand and large rocks, but you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect spot to settle in. You’ll want to start your picnic by 4 p.m. between January and April to avoid being rushed by the early setting sun.


Finding Shipwrecks Beach is fairly simple since it’s located in front of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. Once on the beach, head west until you reach “The Point.”

Photo by Nathan Sebastian 



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