Makapu'u Point & Lighthouse

Makapu’u Point is the Eastern most tip of Oahu. At the end of the point sits a charming lighthouse. The giant lens of the Makapu’u lighthouse is the largest of its kind and is still in operation today– the lens was even exhibited at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. 


There are two options for experiencing Makapu’u point: you can take a 2 mile round-trip hike to the top or see the view from a scenic lookout by the road. The hike is paved and relatively easy, and allows an incredible view of the ocean, Makapu’u beach, the lighthouse, and the Rabbit & Shark Fin Islands. The scenic lookout also provides a great view and all you have to do is park. Either way, you can’t really go wrong!


Between December and April, you might be able to spot humpback whales that come to Hawaii from Alaska to spawn. Look for their spray as they come to the surface for air. Hey, you might even see one breach!


Shaka Guide’s South Shore Oahu Tour takes you to Makapu’u Point, in addition to many other must see destinations!