Nakalele Point Light Station
A mile-long trail leads to a light station at the end of windswept Nakalele Point. Here you’ll find a coastline of arches and other...
Enjoy expansive views of the coast – and the Nakalale Blowhole – from this easy-to-reach overlook. A short trail beside the overlook...
That huge boulder with concave marks on the inland side of the road just past the 16-mile marker is Pohaku Kani, a bellstone. If you hit...
Julia's Best Banana Bread
For free samples of macadamia nuts, coconut candy and ʻono (delicious) banana bread, stop at Julia’s lime-green shack.
Nakalele Blowhole information
The Nakalele Blowhole roars when the surf is up but is a sleeper when the seas are calm. To check on its mood, park at the boulder-lined pull-off 0.6 miles beyond the 38-mile marker. You can glimpse the action, if there is any, a few hundred yards beyond the parking lot. This is the safest viewpoint.
It’s a 15-minute scramble down a jagged moonscape of lava rocks to the blowhole, which can shoot up to 100ft. Keep a safe distance and watch your footing carefully. A tourist fell into the hole and vanished in 2011. Another died after falling from a cliff in the area in 2013. And it probably goes without saying, but don’t sit on, or peer into, the blowhole!