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Makapu'u Point, Oahu

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#3 of 21 in Scenic Drive in Hawaii
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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. Take a look at our Waimanalo vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Makapu'u Point and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is an amazing place for a beach wedding! We did ours with June at I Do Weddings and highly recommend them.  more »
  • A great stop. Beautiful views of the coast. Can take a trail to see more views. Windy on the cliff. Can see the islands off the coast. Lots of parking. Bring your camera.  more »
  • The views from this spot are amazing and stop at the beach just up the road. The surf and a little rough however the views are awesome and a little less crowded  more »

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