Makapuu Lookout



Makapu’u Point Lookout, located on the southeastern tip of Oahu, offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, dramatic cliffs, and neighboring islands. Here’s the best way to get there, parking information, and what you can expect to see:

What You’ll See

  • Makapu’u Beach Park: Below the lookout, you can see the beautiful Makapu’u Beach, known for its stunning blue waters and a popular spot for bodyboarding.
  • Rabbit Island (Manana Island): A prominent feature visible from the lookout is Rabbit Island, a small islet that’s a bird sanctuary.
  • Kaohikaipu Island: Another smaller islet nearby, offering picturesque views.
  • Sea Cliffs: The lookout provides a panoramic view of the rugged sea cliffs that characterize this part of the island.

Visiting Makapu’u Point Lookout is an excellent way to experience Oahu’s natural beauty and take in the breathtaking views of Hawaii’s southeastern coastline. Whether you’re driving or hiking up to the lookout, the journey and the destination are sure to be memorable.

  • Best Time to Visit: Early morning or late afternoon can be ideal to avoid the midday sun and to enjoy the best lighting for photography.
  • Parking Lot: There’s a designated parking lot for Makapu’u Point Lookout. It’s well-signed and visible from the highway.聽


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