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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. 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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  • 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 »
  • I went in the car. After relaxing at Kailua, drive along the coast. Deeper blue this magnificent ocean view is breathtaking. In the nadina. P no, parked on the side of the road. It was the toilet. Begins walking well without checking, and surprisingly walked in and climbed the road of asphalt at least 30 minutes. View of the sea was red roof Lighthouse just below the Observatory of Nice, the goal. Thirsty without shops, shady back exhausted. I think if you like the explanations even whales seen impression is different. one day drive in Kailua, Makapuu, Hanauma and thought was not enough research.
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  • There is a lot to park here to get a good look of the water. It's windy but gorgeous! After you stop here, there is more to come up the road!  more »