Located on the easternmost tip of Oahu, Makapu’u Beach Park is a favorite of board and body surfers. But currents and riptides in this protected alcove can make it dangerous, so heed any warnings before heading into the water. From the beach you can also see two islands in the near distance: Kaohikaipu, aka Black Rock, and Manana, aka Rabbit Island. The latter used to have a large population of the mammals, now both are bird sanctuaries off-limit to humans.

41-225 Kalaniana’ole Hwy.