Lanai lookout
Lanai lookout
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dm6200
Syracuse, NY89 contributions
This area has so many cool places and this for sure is one of them. Amazing rock huge formations and views, have never seen anything like this. For sure a place to stop.

I would suggest not wearing flip flops as it's a bit steep, shoes or sneakers work well. If bringing small children stay towards the parking area as its' steep heading down and up.
Written January 27, 2022
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JDSoui
Crowley, TX6,013 contributions
The scenery, rock formations and opportunity to sit and watch the waves and the time pass was time well invested. The color of the water is simply amazing and adds to the scenery. Whether a stop to stretch the legs or a longer visit, the stop is with it.
Written March 12, 2022
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dbauman
Loudon, TN219 contributions
Couples
I awoke over two hours before sunrise to hopefully capture a nice sunrise at this location I had scoped out earlier along the northeastern shores of Oahu. Lanai Lookout as it is called, is a popular location with limited parking spots (maybe 15-20 ?) off the main road. The state has recently built a solid lava stone fence along the edge of the parking lot in hopes of keeping everyone from exploring down the face of the lookout toward the ocean’s edge. We arrived well before dawn in the pitch dark, long before the State Police got there trying to stop interested photographers from scaling down the lava rock descending down toward the ocean. Although the initial sunrise was nothing to write home about because of the cloud cover, waiting a few more minutes was worth all the effort! WOW!!
Written May 17, 2020
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Sangetsu03
Tokyo72 contributions
While driving around Oahu last week, we stopped at Lanai Lookout to enjoy the scenery. It was quite beautiful, the seas were a marvelous color, the sound of the surf and the crashing of the waves was impressive. However, as we were enjoying the scenery, standing just in front of our car, someone in the parking lot opened one of the doors and made off with one of our bags. As it happened, this bag contained my wife's wallet, and our family's passports.

As this happened on a Friday afternoon, we could not replace our passports until Monday, and book another flight for a few days afterwork. The loss of nearly a week of work, plus the expense of extending our holiday added up to several thousand dollars.

When you drive from Kailua toward Honolulu along the coast, you will notice large camps of homeless people. There are large shelters made up of tarps, old cars, and whatever else they can find, and quite a few of these people have taken to stealing from tourists whenever they have a chance.

We found a Facebook page about Honolulu thefts, and it receives some 900 posts per week, if that gives you any idea how bad the problem of theft in Oahu is. If you are traveling, keep anything important in a very safe place.
Written December 7, 2019
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BelaN74
Mississauga, Canada4,131 contributions
Couples
We are so glad we stopped to see this beautiful place it was surreal. The rock formations was out of this world. Absolutely stunning.
Written December 26, 2018
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Marco
Quebec City, Canada1,852 contributions
Couples
This place has limited parking but people don't stay long so if it is full just wait a couple of minutes and you will get a spot.

The rock formations are really interesting and everybody jumps the wall to have a better look at it.

It is worth a stop.
Written May 10, 2018
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Scott B
Colorado Springs, CO336 contributions
Family
Stopped there today and was amazed that there were at least 3 dozen Asian tourists (including several small children) that were hopping the short wall past the Danger sign and were standing near the edge of drop offs, down by the waterline, and other areas.
There’s a reason why the signs are there.
Written January 2, 2020
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hlk2
Rock Island, IL41 contributions
Couples
Only worth the stop if you’re willing and able to hop over the short wall. If you do, you will be able to enjoy amazing views of the rock formations and the ocean. Fantastic photo opportunities! Gorgeous location.
Written December 27, 2019
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Buckmarko
Columbus, OH695 contributions
We (lovely wife, two boys-16/18, me) came in July. We had time between attractions on the windward side so we made our way here.

The parking was limited, but people move in and out quickly so be patient. The views were beautiful. You could spend fifteen minutes here or an hour. It's well worth your stop. Recommended.
Written August 17, 2019
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TwoByTwo
Southern California182 contributions
Couples
Spectacular and beautiful if you visit on a sunny day. We were so thankful for cooperative weather. This part of the coast is breathtaking to drive and enjoy.
Written June 4, 2019
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