Lighthouses are used to warn vessels of dangers. Consequently, lighthouses are often located on some of the most scenic places including peninsulas, rock outcroppings, inlets, etc. The Kilauea Point Lighthouse is smaller lighthouse on a peninsula that rises steeply from the water. This area is a habitat many birds including the ground-dwelling Nini bird, red-footed booby, laysan albatross, and wedge-tailed shearwater. Enjoy the views and be sure to bring your camera.
From the peninsula you can get good views down the Kauai coastline. The road to the lighthouse has a spot that offers spectacular sunset views. In the summer you will see people waiting for the sunset. In the summer the sun sets over the water with the Kauai cliffs in the background.
From the town of Kīlauea drive north, turn right on Kolo Road, and then turn left on Kīlauea Road. On the left side of the road look for view spot where you can see the ocean and mountains. This is a good sunset spot in the summer. Drive about 2 miles on Kilauea Road to the refuge entrance. Parking is limited. There is a $5 entry fee for adults 16 and older. All Federal Recreational Lands Passes are honored.