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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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  • I'm pretty sure I found the right spot. I was so excited to go here to look at the tide pools. Instead I found several tents set up for people to live in. There was quite a bit of trash laying around ...  more »
  • Views may also be crowded off the trouble in the parking lot, but one way to 30 minutes down the Hill climb is worth is. Is better before you go because it was not finished, however.
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  • Absolute gorgeous view. I plan to have this Makapuu point for my future wedding photoshoot. It's very easy to get to if you keep driving east beyond the Hanuama Bay. The view is absolutely stunning fr...  more »