Kilauea Point Lighthouse

Explore Kilauea Point Lighthouse, Kauai’s iconic landmark, offering stunning ocean views, native seabirds, and a captivating maritime history.

Kilauea Point Lighthouse is a Heritage Site located in the city of Kilauea on Kauai, Hawaii
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Things to Know About Kilauea Point Lighthouse


  • Overview: Kilauea Point Lighthouse, located in the city of Kilauea on Kauai, Hawaii, is a historic landmark standing proudly on the northernmost point of the Hawaiian Islands. This picturesque lighthouse is a must-see for visitors seeking to experience the breathtaking beauty and rich history of Kauai.
  • Highlights: The main highlight of Kilauea Point Lighthouse is its stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, home to a variety of native Hawaiian seabirds and other wildlife species.
  • Activities: At Kilauea Point Lighthouse, visitors can enjoy bird-watching, wildlife photography, and learning about the lighthouse’s history through guided tours and interpretive displays.
  • Information: Kilauea Point Lighthouse is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Entrance fees are $10 for adults, while children under 16 years old can enter for free. The best time to visit is during the spring and summer months when migratory seabirds are nesting in the area.
  • History & Significance: Kilauea Point Lighthouse was built in 1913 to guide ships navigating the treacherous waters around Kauai. It was later decommissioned in 1976 and replaced with an automatic beacon. Today, the lighthouse serves as an iconic symbol of Kauai’s maritime heritage and a vital part of the island’s history.
  • Tips & Insights: To enhance your experience at Kilauea Point Lighthouse, consider arriving early to secure a parking spot, as space is limited. Additionally, bring binoculars for optimal bird-watching and wildlife viewing, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen and a hat, as the area can be quite sunny and exposed.

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