NileGuide Expert Says:
Walk the paved trail to Makapu’u’s lighthouse and spot whales on the way
Makapu'u Lighthouse is one of Hawaii's most familiar landmarks. From the lookout that sits on the cliff above Makapu'u Beach, visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of Waimanalo Bay, which stretches across the eastern shores of Oahu to Kailua. On a clear day, you can see Molokai — and even Maui — in the distance. The Molokai Channel that sits between the Lighthouse and Molokai, Oahu's closest neighboring island, is a great place to spot humpback whales in the winter (between December and April). A 2-mile paved trail leads to the lighthouse, which was built in 1909.