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A beautiful, scenic spot overlooking Makapuu Peninsula.
Kalaniana'ole Hwy, turnout above Makapu'u Beach, Oahu, HI 96795
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Makapu'u Point is the easternmost part of Oahu and offers spectacular views. It's a bit of a hike, but it's just something you have to do if you are visiting the Honolulu area. Park at the bottom of the hill. It's a popular attraction. So,...More

2  Thank WarrenFretwell
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Pull in here, if you can get a parking spot. The views are spectacular. But, be prepared to wait for that parking spot.

Thank J-from-Marysville
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The view from here was so breathtaking! My favorite place on the island for the view. Peaceful! Our tour guide took us here. The rock formations are amazing, we saw turtles and the view just can't saw enough. A must see if you go to...More

Thank AnnSheri
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We hiked to the lighthouse. This was a very worthwhile hike on a trail that is 100% paved - the ocean views were amazing. Hike all the way to the top for an amazing, close-to 360 degree view. Would recommend doing so early morning or...More

Thank dtwclerk
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here during spring break with our infant, 9 & 11-year-old children. The views are breathtaking, and the water is the prettiest shade of turquoise! March is considered off-peak season, so it was quite windy. Definitely a must-visit place when in Oahu!

Thank hockeyyogatravel
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

On the way to Kailua we stopped by to take in the views. Mother nature at its finest. Beautiful flat rock formations, the waves crashing against the rocks, beautiful blue waters as far as the eye can see, the strong winds blowing in your face,...More

Thank dannyyi85
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Looking for fab views and fairly easy access then Makapu’u point is great. Heaps of parking and a tarsealed road (on an incline) or do what adventurers do and climb the Makapu’u from the lookout car park.

Thank cookie302
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

On our road trip this was one of our favorites. Really nice to see the sea and the beautiful surroundings.

Thank TravelDNA
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Nice place for a quick stop to look at rabbit head island. Nothing much to see there. But if you are passing by check it out, it won't take long and you will be able to say you saw it!

1  Thank Marco
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Beautiful lookout for a quick stop. Don’t miss the old ‘pillbox’ (military lookout) accessible on the hillside on the other side of the railing. Our tour guide said it was fine to check it out i.e. going over the railing to access it was not...More

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