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Makapu'u Point, Oahu

Scenic Drive · Geologic Formation
Climb to the easternmost point of the island of Oahu to enjoy the spectacular views from Makapu'u Point. This rocky peak serves as the finish line for many hiking trails and is home to Makapu'u Point Light, a 1909 lighthouse boasting one of the world's largest Fresnel lenses. The perch offers panoramic vistas of the bays on either side, where the waves crash against the rocky cliffs. The rough waves below make for great surfing conditions; alternatively, look out for whales in the surrounding waters. Be aware that the hike out to the point is difficult, and for experienced hikers only. Put Makapu'u Point and other Hawaii Kai attractions into our Hawaii Kai trip itinerary maker site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Having visited Oahu a number of times, I decided to take a tour with Oahu photography. The tour stoped at various landmarks. Maakapuu was absolutely breathtaking. We even saw a policeman stop to take....  more »
  • This is a great spot to pull in and see the views of Hawaii- we also saw whales from here and if you take the lighthouse trail is a great spot to see the views - be careful driving the parking lot is....  more »
  • Far enough from Waikiki and Honolulu to get a good idea of unspoiled beaches on this island. Watersport opportunities abound as do family picnicking spots. Directions in Oahu Trailblazer guidebook
  • Wonderful stop on your way to the North Shore . Quick stop on the side of the highway , with access to wonderful views and trailheads

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