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Makapu'u Point, Oahu

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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. Put Makapu'u Point and other Waimanalo attractions into our Waimanalo trip itinerary maker site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I highly recommend anyone to take 10-15 minutes (or more if you like) to take a stop at Makapu'u Point Lookout! The views are amazing of the ocean, Rabbit Island, Makapu'u Beach, and more. Also, if yo...  more »
  • And that's saying something since there's so much beauty in the islands. But do not just drive by Makapu'u Point. Pull into the parking area and grab your camera. Be ready to be awed by what you see. ...  more »
  • Went on a rental bike, so don't worry about parking. When it comes to come is required for parallel parking. Rotary makes u-turn made is often would hesitate to go back as soon as you turn right at the entrance of the Cape by the car on both sides, so that you can make getting deeper into the, so for the time being, don't worry. Parking off to the right, honest and straight forward steep paved road. You can glimpse into the history of the eruption spreads section of stratum and climbs up the steep slope on the left side of the road. You could see the flowers bloom in some places where you can see the Cactus on the right side. Views of Kailua Beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the Cape Observatory. You can also enjoy the views in the "street view" map and search on Google "Makapuu Point" without actually going to Hawaii. (Carrying a camera and climbed it?)
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