Ka Lae (South Point)

Ka Lae (South Point)
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Address S Point Rd, Naalehu, HI 96772
The southernmost point in the United States of America.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 0-1 Miles • Hiking: Level: Easy
• Hiking: Nature Walk • Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Sightseeing: Great Views • Cultural & Historical: Heiau / Sacred Site

Ka Lae, or simply South Point, is the southernmost tip of the Big Island as well as the southernmost point of the entire United States.

Getting here is easy, see our map pinpoint for exact location. You can drive almost the entire way to the point though the road is a little rough in spots. When you reach the end you'll find an area to park and can take a short walk along a trail if you want to get closer to the souther tip.

The winds here can be pretty strong and constant. The currents here are very strong, it's never a place you would swim, not that there is any sandy beach here anyhow. In fact, you even need to be careful of large waves splashing against the cliffs which can sweep you off the rocks if you get too close to the edge.