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Scenic Views of Makapuu, Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach

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After a fun day snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, I drove along the coast and witnessed beautiful sights and scenic views. Words cannot describe. See for yourself.

Looking out to Makapu'u!

Looking out to Makapu’u!

Makapu’u:

Makapu’u is known for its scenic, panoramic views with blue, turquoise ocean. Makapu’u translates to “Bulging Eye” in Hawaiin.

Location: 

It is located on the southeast of Oahu, at the tip. Right off of Kalanianaole Highway.

Parking: 

There is a nearby parking lot. It is free.

Makapu'u Lookout Map

Makapu’u Lookout Map

The Views of Makapu’u

Makapu'u Panoramic View

Makapu’u Panoramic View

It says, "A Sanctuary for Humpback Whales." Makapu'u.

It says, “A Sanctuary for Humpback Whales.”

Makapu'u Beach

Makapu’u Beach

Blue, turquoise ocean water. Makapu'u.

Blue, turquoise ocean water.

Have you been to the Makapu’u Lookout? This is one of my favorite lookouts! 🙂

Hālona Blowhole: 

The lookout is situated on rocks where violent waves crash and shoots up into the air through molten lava tubes. Molten lava tubes were formed due to volcano eruptions decades ago. In Hawaiian, Hālona means “Lookout.”

Watch the Hālona Blowhole Lookout in action! 🙂

Location: 

It is located on the southeastern side of Oahu near Hanauma Bay.

Parking:

There is a nearby parking lot. Free.

Hālona Blowhole Lookout Map

Hālona Blowhole Lookout Map

The Views of Hālona Blowhole

Hālona Blowhole Panoramic View

Hālona Blowhole Panoramic View

Strong, violent waves. Definitely should see in person! Hālona Blowhole.

Strong, violent waves. Definitely should see in person!

Rich, blue ocean water. Hawaii. Hālona Blowhole.

Rich, blue ocean water. Hawaii.

Hālona Cove to the right. Hālona Blowhole.

Hālona Cove to the right.

Have you been to the Hālona Blowhole Lookout? How was it??

Sandy Beach:

Sandy Beach is known for its large, big shore break waves. It is very popular beach for bodysurfing.

Watch the waves of Sandy Beach. 😀

Location: 

It is located on the South Shore of Oahu.

Parking: 

A parking lot is available, but it is very small and condense.

Sandy Beach Map

Sandy Beach Map

The Views of Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach Panoramic View

Sandy Beach Panoramic View

Warning sign for dangerous shore break waves. Sandy Beach.

Warning sign for dangerous shore break waves.

The waves of Sandy Beach.

The waves of Sandy Beach.

Have you been to Sandy Beach? Share your thoughts!!

P.S. Here’s my meal after enjoying the scenic views of Hawaii. I’m having BBQ Chicken with Broccoli, Carrots, and Cauliflower. Also, a batch of fresh strawberries! Mmm! Healthy eating while traveling. Do you eat clean while you travel, or do you simply enjoy yourself? 😉

BBQ Chicken with my daily dose of Veggies.

BBQ Chicken with my daily dose of Veggies.

Fresh Strawberries. Vitamin C!

Fresh Strawberries. Vitamin C!

Travel Tips:

  1. Makapu’u and Hālona Blowhole had strong winds when we were there. Be very careful.
  2. At the Hālona Blowhole, look out for whales during whale season, which is usually around January to March.
  3. Maui, Molokai, and Lanai can be seen from the Hālona Blowhole lookout on a clear day.
  4. Hālona Cove is to the right of the Hālona Blowhole. This area has been used in various films and music videos. A popular example is the film From here to Eternity.

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