Makapu'u Lighthouse Oahu

Makapu'u Lighthouse is one of Hawaii's most familiar landmarks commanding a spectacular view of the Windward side of O'ahu.Makapu'u Lighthouse Oahu2

The lighthouse was built in 1909 and automated in 1974.  A moderate 2-mile paved trail leads to the lighthouse with a fantastic view of the entire coastline.  Makapu'u Lighthouse Oahu3



On clear days, island of Molokai can be seen in the distance.

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Two smaller islands can be clearly seen from this lookout... Moku Manana (Rabbit Island)  and Moku Kaohikaipu.   These are off- limit islands which inhabits several varieties of seabirds.  1Makapu'u Lighthouse Oahu6

The Molokai Channel runs past Makapu'u Lighthouse and is an excellent spot to watch Humpback Whales as they travel the channel between December and April.Makapu'u Lighthouse Oahu5

You can see the Light House and the entire Windward Coastline on the Ultimate Circle Island Eco-Tour

There is an off-street parking lot at the entrance to the trail.


Windward Coast, Oahu

Useful Information:

From Waikiki take Kalakaua Avenue past the Honolulu Zoo and Kapiolani Park. Turn right onto Diamond Head Road. Follow the signs going East (to your left) to Kalanianaole Highway (Route 72). Go past Hanauma Bay and Sandy Beach Park to Hawaii Kai Golf Course.  About mile past the golf course on the right is the entrance to  the trail.

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