Ka Lae (South Point)

5 stars from 2 reviews
Address S Point Rd, Naalehu, HI 96772
The southernmost point in the United States of America.

Features
• 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

Matt Anderson's Take
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.
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kellie--1974
Joined: Sep 2016
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This was a very cool stop. It was fun to watch all the locals that were out there fishing and talk with them about what they have seen swimming below. They had seen a tiger shark the morning that we were there.

They also told stories about the numerous people that come out there and jump off the cliffs no thanks! The surf looked very strong and waves were huge. Was also interesting to see the landmarks that were still there and to read about the history and how people would come in their canoes to this spot.
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Dave
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 237
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Very Beautiful! My family and I saw this on our round the Island tour last year and would love to go back. Of course, the beaches in Hawaii are always beautiful and oh so relaxing to sit there and listen to the waves crash along the shore. I will post pictures this year if we get there again.
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