The Kilauea Point Lighthouse was built in 1913, serving for 62 years before being deactivated by the Coast Guard in 1976 and replaced with an automated beacon. Today, the lighthouse is a popular tourist attraction renowned as much for the lighthouse as it is for the bird and whale watching. The lighthouse is located on the northernmost point of Kauai on a peninsula 200 feet above sea level. It is now part of the Kilauea Point Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for seabirds including frigates, boobies, shearwaters and Laysan albatrosses. In winter months, humpback whales can often be seen off the coast.
The lighthouse is near the town of Kilauea and a short drive from the main Hwy 56. There’s a scenic overlook that is free, and $5 will gain you admission to the lighthouse and refuge area. There’s also a gift shop/information center that has additional information about the lighthouse.
Also see: Photos Inside the Kilauea Lighhouse
Kilauea Lighthouse Address
3500 Kilauea Rd
Kilauea, HI 96754
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Saturday: 10AM – 4PM
Closed Sunday and Monday