Tue, Mar 28
Honolulu HI
Partly sunny
80°F
Wed
Partly sunny
85°F
Thu
Partly sunny with showers
85°F
Fri
Partly sunny
85°F
 

Makapu‘u

Beaches
  • Stay on the far side, especially with kids.
  • Sunrise is glorious!
  • Rabbit Island lies just offshore.

In a delightful cove bordered by rocky sea cliffs, Makapu‘u is a dramatically scenic beach. It is a prime boogie-boarding and bodysurfing spot because it has waves and shore break year-round. Exercise caution, though: Rip currents and large rocks mean this isn’t the place to take a relaxing swim. The far side, away from the lighthouse, is safer.

Highlights

  • Quiet and uncrowded with great views and great waves. Makapu‘u Lighthouse is right up the road.
  • In summertime, explore small tide pools and marine life in the rocks on the shoreline.
  • The size of the beach changes throughout the year.