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Makapu'u Point, Oahu

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 Oahu attractions into our Oahu trip itinerary maker site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Like almost every beach in Oahu this place also is beautiful. From the lookout you can take nice photos.  more »
  • Makapu’u Point is one of the best panoramic views you could find. The water is so magnificently blue, and mountains so flush with green, and the rocks providing a gorgeous contrast to it all, make for...  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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