Makapu’u Beach Park, O’ahu, Hawaii. Surrounded by the steep mountains, the coastline in Makapu’u is loved by the surfers and bodyboarders. The tides are pretty rough and powerful here, therefore making a great spot for the adventurers and water sports lovers.
Makapu’u Lighthouse, which is posited on the corner of Makapu’u beach and can be accessed from the parking lot along Kalanianaole Highway, contributes to the overall dramatic shoreline. So even if you are not into surfing, you can definitely enjoy hiking along the coast and admire great views to the ocean and two islands – Rabbit Island and Black Rock.
Why to go there?
One of the favorite surfing spots on the island. Inexperienced bathers are not advised to swim here.
When to go there?
Anytime, though the waves are slightly calmer in summer.
How to get there?
Get there by car, driving Kalanianaole Highway.
Lead photo by Ed Yeung