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Address: Kalaniana'ole Hwy., turnout above Makapu'u Beach, Oahu, HI
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A beautiful, scenic spot overlooking Makapuu Peninsula.

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Perfect start of the trail

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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 stop thing on the shore.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 a large area, several places to stop, the tide pools, the beach and the lookouts. I would suggest vising all of them,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pretty look out. Close to a light house hike which is paved (read: stroller friendly). Parking available. Great view.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do stop and hike up to the overlook. The view of the waves crashing below is breathtaking. So many shades of blue.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

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 on the ground too. I walked around for about 10 minutes and felt it was too creepy to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

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 from the lookout, but what makes this point different and special is you can go beyond the rails and still photoshoot safely.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Well worth the stop for the outstanding views of Rabbit Island and Kāohikaipu Island State Seabird Sanctuary, Makapu'u beach. Can be windy though, but great views.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Beautiful spot for taking pictures of the coast line and the blue ocean. The parking is free but the lot is not very large.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Quick review - great place to snap a bunch of photos like crazy. Very beautiful panoramic view of the eastern most shores of Oahu. We didn't do the hike though we heard it was quite nice and paved. A recently-married couple had their photo session here just as we arrived. We took many pictures ourselves, and we'll let them do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I've never seen anything so gorgeous. It was a great hike, not overly challenging, but do bring a lot of water with you. It is truly a great walk, seeing the water hitting the rocks. Everything is so blue. One of the best hikes we did during our trip. There is a parking lot, just hide all of your belongings... More 

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