Viewpoint (Or Lookout) sights in O'ahu
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Makapu'u Point has a precipitous view of the ocean from its 647ft pedestal. The coastal lighthouse at its tip marks the easternmost point of O'ahu. The gate to the mile-long service road is locked to keep out private vehicles, but hikers can park off the highway just beyond and walk in. Although not difficult, it's an uphill walk, and conditions can be hot and windy. The path and the lighthouse lookout give fine coastal views and, during winter, whales are sometimes visible offshore.
About a third of a mile further along the highway, a scenic roadside lookout spies across the coastline at aqua-blue waters outlined by white sand and black lava beds - an even more…