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Address: Kalaniana'ole Hwy, turnout above Makapu'u Beach, Oahu, HI 96795

A beautiful, scenic spot overlooking Makapuu Peninsula.

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The views from this spot are amazing and stop at the beach just up the road. The surf and a little rough however the views are awesome and a little less crowded

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jimmy P
Rogers, Arkansas
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Rogers, Arkansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views from this spot are amazing and stop at the beach just up the road. The surf and a little rough however the views are awesome and a little less crowded

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

There is a lot to park here to get a good look of the water. It's windy but gorgeous! After you stop here, there is more to come up the road!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 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.

Thank Ann J
Eagan, Minnesota
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Matanitravels
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 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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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 

Thank NewAdventures16
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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.

Thank Marcus Z
Murrieta, California
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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.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Eugene, Oregon
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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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