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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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  • 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 »
  • I started my trail here! Amazing view there is a tiny island in the sea. Very nice and also you can see the beach from above. In the far distance i discovered an other island too. This point is a must...  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen on Oahu. The color of the water is amazing. There are several large islands offshore and lots of tide pools that were cool to photograph. This is ...  more »