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Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai: 19 reviews and 42 photos


Kilauea Lighhouse is another postcard perfect view of Kauai. It was built in 1913 and the lens is the largest of its type ever made. It has been in service until 1976. Nowadays the attraction is the large population of birds that nest around the cliff. The view from the cliff is amazing; there is a small island directly offshore.
One thing I remember is that some birds were nesting in underground tunnels very close to the lighthouse. Because their nests were so fragile (if someone stepped on the ground their nests would be crashed and the birds would be buried) they had put up a sign saying "Only birds beyond this point". We found this very funny, like they were assuring the birds that they are allowed there.
The lighthouse is only opened Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm, and it's closed Saturdays, Sundays - first time we got there after 4 and we had to come back another day.

Address: Kilauea Road from Highway 56
Phone: 808-828-1413
Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/kilauea_point

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  • Updated Dec 5, 2003
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