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Kilauea Lighthouse

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Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.
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Kilauea Road, Kauai, HI
+1 808-828-1413
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great views all around. Even saw whales in the distance. Closed on Sunday and monday. Genes can also be seen.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank darstevus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the views and it was worth every penny. For an entry fee of $10 you can also tour the lighthouse. Good signage identifies some of the birds that are unique to the area and it was fun to watch them fly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Via_girl
Reviewed 1 week ago

If driving from Kapa'a to Hanalei, and stopping for lunch at Koloa Fish Market, drive down two more miles to the coast, park and enjoy the view of this scenic cliff and lighthouse. There is a big parking lot here, so no stress accessing the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a view worth seeing, even though the gates were closed the day we came due to a holiday. It's also a chance to see some Ne Ne's (Hawaiian geese) up close on the road there, just try not to hit them, as they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EvasWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kilauea lighthouse is definitely worth seeing if you visit Kauai. The entire island is great to explore.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tom F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to visit and has wonderful views of the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. The lighthouse itself is small but has a nice charm. I'd recommend visiting if you are able to.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank victoriatravels131
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The roads are still closed past Hanalei still due to flooding, but it is worth it to go to this lighthouse. Make sure to go on a Wednesday or a Saturday so you can go on the tour. Really interesting and what an incredible view...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WAcat28
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This lighthouse, perched on a point along the north shore of Kauai, is a gorgeous viewpoint. It is close to lovely beaches, a botanical garden and other visitor attractions.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cary L
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Check the hours of operation before you go. Closed on National holidays ( Pres Bush funeral.). Get there around 9:45 and wait until the open the gates. They have folks showing you where to park. Free admission as a senior with your America Pass otherwise,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vandie2014
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend visiting for only a $10 fee, there are beautiful views of the lighthouse and you will be able to see birds, geese and possibly whales. It's a tourist attraction, but there is also helpful staff who will take your photos and answer...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Tracy M
January 3, 2019|
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Response from Poodletoes | Reviewed this property |
there is a place where fees are charged to enter and there may be a gate across the driveway. You could probably walkdown to the light without anyone stopping you. If you do a google search you are bound to come up with... More
Teeny P
May 7, 2018|
Response from bleesdo | Reviewed this property |
Closed Sunday and Monday. Open 10 am to 4 pm Tues through Sat.
January 22, 2018|
Response from racer13715 | Reviewed this property |
Although the point is moot as I write this, the park is operated by the Federal Government, so it may well be affected in the event of anothershutdown. The site's phone number is 808-828-1413.