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Makapuu Point, Oahu
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Climb to the easternmost point of the island of Oahu to enjoy the spectacular views from Makapuu 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 Makapuu Point and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Well worth the stop for the outstanding views of Rabbit Island and Kāohikaipu Island State Seabird Sanctuary, Makapu'u beach. Can be windy though, but great views. 
  • This time, I went in a couple. Said don't know if Ala Moana Sabbath Office where asked, given or received is checked in, we went by bus to the sea life Park mountain, will arrive at the foot of the point within 15 minutes walk along. Whilst admiring the beautiful sea of walk the walk so I paved will peak in about 30 minutes. Views from the top are spectacular. The red roof of the blue of sky and sea, Lighthouse, is the best. Come visit is.
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  • Beautiful spot for taking pictures of the coast line and the blue ocean. The parking is free but the lot is not very large.