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Makapu'u Point, Hawaii Kai

#5 of 28 in Scenic Drive in Hawaii
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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  • I did the coastal hike to the nature reserve. There is no shade and you should bring lots of water to drink. Definitely walk all the way to the point through the protected area. The fence and gate is....  more »
  • Beautiful views, easy stop from the road. Really nice weathered lava formations. Many people were walking out past the 'Danger do not go beyond this point' signs. You can see the attraction...  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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