Makapu'u Point

Makapu'u Point, Oahu: Address, Makapu'u Point Reviews: 4.5/5

Makapu'u Point
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Scenic Drives • Geologic Formations
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A beautiful, scenic spot overlooking Makapuu Peninsula.
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Don P
Dallas, TX14,472 contributions
Beautiful views, easily accessible from just off the road at a little park
May 2021
Beautiful views, easy stop from the road. Really nice weathered lava formations. Many people were walking out past the 'Danger do not go beyond this point' signs. You can see the attraction because the views are stunning.
Written 6 June 2021
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mariedesjardins
Prince George, Canada6,218 contributions
Absolutely breathtaking
Mar 2020 • Solo
Having visited Oahu a number of times, I decided to take a tour with Oahu photography. The tour stoped at various landmarks. Maakapuu was absolutely breathtaking. We even saw a policeman stop to take photos in the early morning.
Written 8 May 2020
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travelcentric103
Los Angeles, CA114 contributions
Great views
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is a great spot to pull in and see the views of Hawaii- we also saw whales from here and if you take the lighthouse trail is a great spot to see the views - be careful driving the parking lot is tight and a lot of tourists
Written 8 March 2020
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Narasimha B
Fremont, CA124 contributions
A bright day beautiful view
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very good vista point, make sure it’s a bright day and it will make your day. Plenty of parking available
Written 17 February 2020
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Megan S
CT304 contributions
Pretty Views
Feb 2020
We saw some nice views from this lookout point. It's a nice stop for a quick break and to see the sights.
Written 7 February 2020
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Poodletoes
Dayton, OH386 contributions
Wonderful Views on a Paved Pathway
Jan 2020
The January day we were here was mostly cloudy and very windy. That made hiking the 21/2 mile trip tolerable. The whole way is paved and very wide. That doesn't make it handicapped accessible tho. It is a constant incline up. The views are wonderful up here. It is a popular hike so you will be accompanied by several people. Parking lot is limited but there is roadside parking before the lot and people are constantly coming and going. Not everyone does the climb up. We stopped before the top. I wanted to see the lighthouse, visible at the top but we were getting tired!
Written 24 January 2020
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al22tecc
Philippines7,170 contributions
great view, some issues
Jan 2020
The view was stunning here. And since its up in the mountains, the breeze was strong and cool. Parking can get full, so a wait may be necessary. There is a hike up the mountain that I didn't do, but my kids did. They reported a bunker there but when they peered in, it was full of trash by unscrupulous travellers. People were also picking up rocks and making those rock monuments, by stacking the rocks. Unfortunately, during this particular visit, someone was throwing rocks at some of these, as if they were bowling pins. Travellers should have more discipiline.

After this stop, we drove further instead of backtracking, and travelled back via H3 highway, which was very very scenic. Fantastic mountain view.
Written 13 January 2020
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Loren N
Oahu, HI252 contributions
Get Your Heart Rate Up While Enjoying The View
Oct 2019
This hike is paved the whole way. Many are wearing slippers. I would still use comfortable walking shoes. On a sunny day it's going to get hot going up, but there is a breeze one you make the turn. You'll find some jogging. There are great views during most of the hike. It is a wide trail, room for many. Parking can be a problem. Cars move in and out frequently so unless you are going on a busy weekend, you'll eventually get a spot.
Written 18 November 2019
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Acadia80
Halifax, Canada1,551 contributions
The view will take your breath away!
Sep 2019
After spending a week cruising the Hawaii islands I was awestruck when I saw the view from Makapu'u Point. It was like a dream or something out of a movie. It was one of the highlights of my dream vacation to Hawaii. I had rented a car and drove around Oahu and this was the icing on the cake as we returned to Honolulu to head home to Canada.
Written 29 October 2019
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AStriefler
Calgary, Canada1,301 contributions
Amazing colors of water and view up the east side of the island!!
Aug 2019
Amazing water colors, the cliffs covered in green on one side and a view all the way down the beach. It is a quick stop and well worth the 5 minutes...you won't regret taking time for this photo opportunity. The parking lot may be full but within minutes you will find a spot as cares frequently come and go.

This spot is one of the recommended stops Gypsy Driving Guide app. For only $10 it will give you a full tour around the island with history, information and tips on worthwhile stops. It runs on GPS not data so is a great way to learn as you go...who doesn’t want a tour guide right in your own car.
Written 29 September 2019
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