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Kilauea lighthouse is a wonderful spot to take in the ocean views, enjoy the bird sanctuary and visit one of the more noteworthy man made landmarks on the island.
3500 Kilauea Rd, Kilauea, HI, United States
The Kilauea Lighthouse, known for its historical significance and its picturesque views, was in full operation from 1913 until the mid 70's. During much of its operation, this lighthouse was known for having the largest clamshell lens in existence until it was replaced by the beacon currently used by boat traffic. Directly offshore lies a bird sanctuary named Moku`ae`ae Island. Though visitors can no longer enter the lighthouse, the views and rich history of the Kilauea Lighthouse are unmatched and well worth the drive.