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Makapuu Lighthouse
Within Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline on Oahu’s Windward Coast, the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail is a popular hike ending at the historical red-roofed Makapu’u Lighthouse, built in 1909. Though the lighthouse is not open to the public, the moderately challenging hike attracts travelers and locals alike for its stunning coastal views.

The Basics
The scenic Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail is entirely paved and stretches for 1.2 miles (2 kilometers). The hike affords views of Makapu’u Beach, Koko Head, and, on clear days, the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai. Lucky hikers will also see humpback whales breaching in winter months. There are also several delights along the trail, including military pillboxes and teeming tide pools.

Most travelers hike the trail independently, while many group and private tours of East Oahu and the entire island include stops at the Makapu’u Point Lookout.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Makapu’u Point is ideal for lighthouse enthusiasts and anyone looking for a lovely, low-impact outdoor experience.
  • There is no access to the lighthouse. 
  • Good walking shoes are recommended, as are a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. On cloudy days, tote a rain jacket.
  • The trail is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, though it does have a moderate grade to the lighthouse. The side trail to the tide pools is not accessible.
 
How to Get There
The Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail is located on Oahu’s southeastern point, about 16 miles (26 kilometers) from downtown Honolulu. If driving, park on the street or in the free Makapu’u Point Lookout parking lot (opens at 7am) at the base of the hike.

When to Get There
The trail is open year-round. Oahu has mild tropical weather but can be wet in winter and quite hot in summer. No matter the time of year, arrive early in the day to avoid crowds and heat.
 
Makapu’u Tide Pools
Once you reach the third rest stop along the lighthouse trail, you can climb down a challenging, rocky trail to the Makapu’u tide pools. Made of black volcanic rock, the pools host sea stars, crabs, fish, and intermittent blowholes. Be advised that this portion of the hike is unpaved and best suited to experienced hikers. There have been serious injuries and deaths at the tide pools—visitors are advised to stay far from the area during high tide.
Address: Kalaniana'ole Hwy, turnout above Makapu'u Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Let us whisk you away to an exclusive landing spot at a stunning and private valley on the Windward coast of O'ahu. This beautiful, 4000-acre paradise boasts lush, green landscapes, mountains that reach to the clouds and gentle trade winds that reach from the nearby coast. Your private helicopter tour begins over the island’s South Shore for a chance to see a birds-eye view of the famous Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head crater. After cruising over Hanauma Bay, the Windward coast and the famed Kualoa Ranch, you'll begin your graceful decent to land. Your 15 minute stay inside a private and lush oasis, away from the crowds and tourist attractions, includes Wailua chocolates, a champagne toast, leis and memories that will last a lifetime. Rising back into the blue sky, your helicopter takes you to explore the lush forests and emerald cliffs of the Ka’a’awa Valley and fly in close for a view of Oahu’s highest waterfall, Sacred Falls.
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Marry Me banner on the Beach - Helicopter Proposal Flight

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Imagine a private helicopter flight soaring over a beautiful Hawaiian beach with the love of your life. As you take in the beauty of the sugar white coastline and turquoise waters, your sweetheart spots a beautiful banner on the beach … “Marry Me?” Imagine the unforgettable moment they realize it was arranged there by YOU. Your new fiancé won’t be able to stop telling friends and family about this unique and special proposal, one that you both will definitely remember forever. Depending on the duration of the tour you choose, you'll see many breathtaking sights on Oahu from the white sands of Waikiki to the epic big waves of the North Shore on this incredibly romantic circle island tour. Enjoy spectacular views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Waimanalo Beach, the Ko'olau Mountains and Pearl Harbor. The 45 minute tour option extends to Sacred Falls and Ka'a'awa Valley and the 60 minute tour extends to the gorgeous North Shore. Choose doors on or doors off at no extra charge.
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Make the most of your precious time in Hawaii with a private Oahu tour that you can customize to your own interests. Whether you want to see beaches, go for a hike, or check out historical attractions, you can enjoy a day the way you want with a private guide. Possible things to see and do include Diamond Head, Manoa Falls, Hanauma Bay, Kualoa Ranch, a coffee farm, the North Shore, or downtown sites.
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Get the most out of your time in Oahu with the help of someone who knows the island and all its ins and outs on this private tour. Your customized itinerary takes you to the places you request, and your private guide's commentary is based on your interests. Plus, you get to decide how long you want to spend exploring the island. See beautiful spots, including Makapu’u Lighthouse, Koko Head, and some of Hawaii’s popular beaches. Also, get a chance to view the areas that have been used in filming big hits, such as ‘Jurassic Park.’
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