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Makapu'u Tide Pools

8 locals recommend ·

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February 4, 2019
Tidepools. Need to hike down to get to it. Difficult hike. Go when it is low-tide and the waves are calm.
November 15, 2018
If you get the chance, do this little hike down to the tidepools, you won't regret it. You will need to go to the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail and climb about half way up. You will see Whale Watching signs, that is where you start climbing down the rocks. You will be able to see the tidepools from…
November 3, 2017
Its no secret but its hardly ever crowded because it seems steeper than it is. You get to the tide pools by taking the Makapuu Ligthhouse Trail. Before you get to the top, there's a trail on the right that takes you down to the water for a quick dip. Ask me for better directions so you don't get…
August 10, 2017
This can get a bit crowded on weekends, but during the week hardly anyone is here and it is great for little kids as the tide pools are sandy and big enough to swim in.
August 10, 2016
A secret spot with an amazing view. Just be careful, tides can be rough.

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