Start your day walking the trail near Makapu'u Lighthouse, you might see some whales

Oh what a beautiful morning
Oh what a beautiful day
I've got a beautiful feeling
Everything's going my way

These are lyrics from a song from the musical “Oklahoma”. Pardon me for going down my memory lane (long, long ago) but I have fond memories learning all these musical songs in elementary school for a school program during my years in Okinawa. Yes, Mrs. Germany, third grade, she looked like Barbie, real pretty and super nice. And to think that I still remember the songs! Well, I thought of this song when I went on a hike recently to Makapu'u Lighthouse/Ka Iwi Scenic Shoreline Trail.

This hike is about 2 miles, it is paved and may be steep in certain areas. The view is majestic. There’s a spot that is designated for whale watching. Humpback whales come to Hawaii for their “vacation.” Actually they breed, give birth and nurse their young in Hawaii. Unfortunately we couldn’t see the whales the day we went out hiking but there’s just so much to see. It’s wonderful!

The Makapu'u Lighthouse, built in 1909, is one of Hawaii’s famous landmarks. Not only is there a whale watching spot, the views highlight the coastline, Molokai and Windward O'ahu. All of this in a short and easy hike!

From Waikiki, go towards Hawaii Kai, past Hanauma Bay and it's on the right. There’s plenty of parking but no restrooms.

You can see Pele’s Chair. Pele, the volcano goddess, is said to have departed Oahu from this point to work on the other islands.

Manana Island (67 acres) or Rabbit Island because rabbits used to inhabit this island.

Moku Hope (11 acres) is a bird sanctuary.

Sealife Park with Ko'olau Mountains as the backdrop is our favorite ocean life attraction.

Makapu'u Lighthouse/Ka Iwi Scenic Shoreline Trail, visit this beautiful place and catch a glimpse of the humpback whales! Aloha.

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