Perched upon Kaua‘i’s northernmost point, the lighthouse at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge once guided merchant ships crossing the ocean from Asia. Built in 1913, it was fitted with the biggest lens of its time. Now the lighthouse and its surroundings are one of Kaua‘i’s most scenic attractions. The steep bluffs surrounding the lighthouse are a haven for shearwaters, boobies, Laysan albatross and nesting nēnē (Hawai‘i’s state bird), and in the winter months, humpback whales can often be spotted. The grandeur of this place is breathtaking.

At the end of Kīlauea Road, 808.828.1413.