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We made the 12 mile drive off the main highway to see South Point and it was so worth it... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Nanaimo, Canada
Southern USA

If you are at the Green Sand Beach or the cliff jumping be sure to stop at the light. The light is... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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South Point Rd, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96672
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

We made the 12 mile drive off the main highway to see South Point and it was so worth it - breathtaking views of the coast and crystal clear water below the cliffs. There was no one jumping when we were there but lots of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jlharp
Reviewed September 17, 2018

If you are at the Green Sand Beach or the cliff jumping be sure to stop at the light. The light is not that big of a deal but the views are. And you are at the southern most part of the U.S.A.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank daqattaq
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Breathtaking and a must see when in Big Island. Not suitable for kids. Best seen in a sunny day. Close to Punalu'u Beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank InezMonti
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The most southern point of the US. Want to feel small in a majestic way? Wow, this it! The cliffs, ocean swells, waves crashing, and blue water... you can drive pretty far along the road, further with a 4 WD. It also gives you a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nina E
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here during big island touring. The nearby cliffs are jaw dropping, especially in watching daredevils jump from them. The wind is amazing and it’s effect on the tree growth/shape Very pretty and different. The only drawback which apparently is chronic,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank moncoer
Reviewed May 6, 2018

How could you not like the most southern point in the U.S.? We enjoyed the views of the ocean and being at a place that beats Key West for latitude.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Grady T
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Drove down the desolate 12 mile long South Point Road off Hwy 11 past wind turbines to the southernmost point in the US. Towering cliffs meet the ocean and large waves crash into the shoreline. One kid jumped into the water from the 35 foot...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 44statesandcounting
Reviewed March 22, 2018

The road to South Point is a very scenic 12 mile drive off the main circle route with breathtaking terrain and wind farms. Once you get to a fork in the road, you can turn right to check out the cliffs and the southernmost point...More

Date of experience: March 2018
7  Thank jjluke
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Sorry Key West... this is further south than you. An amazing region. South Point Cliffs, Green Sand Beach. Spend some time exploring the area.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 234teril
Reviewed June 23, 2017

This is a light on a large pole with a ladder on the outside. It's in a great location so you may climb it to get a better view of the Southernmost point in the US. Not worth driving out just for this, but its...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Shelleyash
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