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Makapuu Point

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

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What a great lookout!

What a beautiful place. You can't really see the lighthouse from here, but you can see some amazing ocean! You can also see a couple of other islands out there, too. Definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
WhitO5214
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

What a beautiful place. You can't really see the lighthouse from here, but you can see some amazing ocean! You can also see a couple of other islands out there, too. Definitely make a stop!

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Both times we went to the beach, there was some pretty good wave action. When the lifeguards or signs tell you the currents are strong - believe them! A boogie boarder had to be rescued while we were there, and it was quite scary. The beach is beautiful, and the lighthouse and trail nearby are wonderful. Lifeguards aren't bad either...... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

good swimming and beach here - make sure you have a stop off here and take a look! a lot less crowded than waikiki

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t. Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were married here. It is a stunning area. We were there at sunrise. Waves were crashing on the beach, Sun was shining, and we saw a double rainbow. The lighthouse is just across the way. Its beautiful.

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Apache Junction
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16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were going to catch the light house trail, but the parking area was closed, so we stopped at the beach instead. Great Body Surfing and fantastic Sunrise/. Met several local families out of very early morning fishing.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stopped here after the Halona Blowhole. There were only a handful of people on this beach that afternoon, so it felt like our own private escape. The surf was a little rough, but our kids had a great time jumping waves. There were no amenities, and the beach had some rocks, but it was well worth our time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Really enjoyed this hike. The views were great. We ventured off the trail to go swim in the tide pools below and they did not disappoint.

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Israel, Jerusalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A few minutes after Halona blowhole and Lanai lookout you find another great stop with wind and unbeatable views. Didn't climb to the lighthouse because it was getting close to the end of the day and there is no shade or cover from the wind at all.

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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Another great view on the Windward coast, this one includes some island (including Rabbit). Easy in and out. Oh, there are also some bunker type things my husband spotted.

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Worth about a 10-15 minute stay while driving around the island, definitely bring your camera. Parking might be a little tight.

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