Hawaii Fact 36 of 50: Kauai’s Historic Kilauea Point

Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai's North Shore

Kilauea Point on Kauai’s North Shore is significant for several  reasons. First, it’s home to a beautiful and historic Kilauea Lighthouse. This lighthouse was once a key navigational point for ships sailing the Orient Run. With navigational technologies today, the lighthouse is no longer need for that purpose and it was decommissioned in 1976. Kilauea Lighthouse is still intact and houses the world’s largest clamshell lens.

Today, Kilauea Lighthouse  and the surrounding acreage are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This beautiful point, Kilauea Point now serves as a wildlife refuge where you’ll likely see birds, dolphins, and in the winter, humpback whales..

Earlier in this series of 50 facts about Hawaii, we looked at Hawaii’s southernmost point. Perhaps you wondered where the northernmost point of the eight major Hawaiian Islands. The answer is Kilauea Point.

Kilauea Point certainly a scenic spot that is well worth your time to visit on your Kauai vacation. See my post on visiting Kilauea Point.


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