Makapu'u Tide Pools - June 1, 2014


First day of June some families and friends joined us to Makapu'u Tide Pools. This is the 2nd time Kyla and I been here together and she been dying for me to take her again.


We met up at the Makapu'u Lighthouse trail parking at 9am, later than usual planned hikes. The parking lot was packed but we was fortunate enough to get good parking.


The trail is fairly easy. Steep incline on a paved road leads all the way to the Makapu'u Lighthouse and over looks Makapu'u Beach.

On a clear day you could see a the Moloka'i.


After about 20-30 minutes on the paved road you'll come across this Humpback Whale watching sign which is also the begin of the trail down to the tide pools.

Then we became the hike down.

We could see the tide pools already from the top. The water looked so refreshing!


There are spray painted arrows along the trail which tells you how which direction to go when hiking up. So when hiking down just follow the arrows backwards.


There is many loose rocks along the mountain side, be careful!


Then we made it!

The blow hole at the bottom is called "Dragon Nostrils" because of the sound and it shoots up water from two holes right next to each other.


CAUTION: Don't get too close to the edge. Conditions at Makapu'u Tide Pools are like this almost everyday. The heavy white walls of ocean water can easily knock you down and possibly into the ocean. Take it from experience and we've seen this happen to somebody the same day. 


We relaxed and cooled down in the tide pool until we decided to leave. What a great sunday!