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Kilauea Point Lighthouse

April 21st, 2014 by Lindsey

From the condos at Sealodge in Princeville, I wanted to mention that you have a view of a lighthouse, the Kilauea Point Lighthouse off of Kilauea Road, Kilauea. It is a lovely point where lighthouse meets history and it’s an animal sanctuary. There are informative signs that tell of its history, and the lighthouse and scenery seem to speak for themselves.

For some reason people do not think about lighthouses on the island of Kauai, but really, they are here! Lighthouses serve two basic purposes: to guide ships into the shore safely, and then to warn other ships that there is land here–do not crash into it! That is the basic way I think about lighthouses.

Kilauea Lighthouse is at a nice spot on the island. From people I have spoken with, they have said that they liked visiting it the day they arrived on Kauai. If you pay the five dollars you can walk out to the lighthouse itself. It makes for a nice walk, where you can stretch your legs and smell the ocean air after a long flight.

The views are breathtaking! The photo opportunities are fantastic. I love it there. Pull out the nice camera for this, if you have one. Photos will only attempt to do this scenic spot justice though. I do not have the best camera in the world, but still, the whole sensory landscape is just too much to fit into a camera’s photo! I still try to capture the moment though. :) If you have them, bring your binoculars. Depending on the time of day and the season, you may be able to see whales in the ocean and nesting birds in their sanctuary environment nearby.

Oh–also about the tickets for five dollars per person, if you are active duty military, I know with ID you can get in for free! That includes you and your guests. Why? Because it is a national park. “Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge” is its legal name. See this webpage for more information. Not to worry if you are not in the military… plan and call ahead (808-828-1413). On select weekends admission is free, so give them a call and see what is coming up.

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