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Makapu'u Point, Hawaii Kai

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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 Hawaii Kai attractions into our Hawaii Kai trip itinerary maker site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Makapu’u Point Wayside is on a cliff in Kawai State Scenic Shoreline and offers views of the southeastern coastline including a beach park, sea cliffs, and two islands. Makapu’u means “bulging eye... 
    Makapu’u Point Wayside is on a cliff in Kawai State Scenic Shoreline and offers views of the southeastern coastline including a beach park, sea cliffs, and two islands. Makapu’u means “bulging eye...  more »
  • The views are simply amazing. Additionally the varying colors of the water is amazing. The wind also adds an element of peace. Overall a fabulous stop 
    The views are simply amazing. Additionally the varying colors of the water is amazing. The wind also adds an element of peace. Overall a fabulous stop  more »
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  • well worth the time. hike is a bit long but just about every can do it. I have a bad knee and was able to complete it
  • Gorgeous

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