Ninini Point

Ninini Point information

Lihuʻe , USA
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If you've seen and done everything and still want to explore, here's a modest excursion to an untouristy spot where 360-degree vistas show jets swooping in the sky above and waves crashing against the rocks below. Looking east, soaring cliffs cut off rainbows and, closer in, golfers tee off near a beckoning scoop of beach. These terrific views from Ninini Point are made more so by its 100ft lighthouse marking the northern entrance to Nawiliwili Bay. Here, Hawaiians still fish, pick opihi (edible limpet) and gather limu (edible seaweed).

The road to the lighthouse begins off Kapule Hwy, just over 0.5 miles south of the intersection with Ahukini Rd and marked with two concrete slabs. You'll walk for just over 2 miles, past a guard gate (usually empty) and Hole 12 of the Mokihana Golf Course, most of it rutted dirt road, before you reach the short spur to the lighthouse.

Running Waters Beach (the little slice of sand visible from Ninini Point) is not swimmable but makes a nice picnic spot. To find it, return to Hole 12 and park in the lot just before it, then follow the signs for ʻShore Access.' Turn right at Whaler's Brew Pub and descend to its parking lot, where you'll see another ʻShore Access' sign to your left. It's a steep, quick walk to the beach below.