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Kalae

11 locals recommend

Tips from locals

Alice
Alice
July 20, 2019
Most southernpoint tip of USA. Just enjoy the scenery. Do not jump off that cliff to swim. It is super dangerous and I know people who broke their backs and injured themselves doing that. Remember, I am a nurse! So take that advice.
Lee
Lee
July 18, 2019
South Point on the Big Island is an off the beaten path spot but the view is truly stunning. Massive sea cliffs, deep blue water, rolling green hills.
Michael
Michael
November 25, 2018
Renowned as the southernmost point in the United States and the likely place where the first Polynesians reached the Hawaiian Islands, South Point is in a National Historic District Landmark area. Ruins of Heiaus (temples), fishing shrines, and ancient canoe moorings are still present here. There is…
Karen
Karen
July 17, 2018
Travel to the southern cliffs of the island of Hawaii in the Kau region and gaze out at the endless Pacific Ocean. Can you believe there’s nothing but deep blue ocean between the spot you’re standing on and Antarctica? That’s because you're at Kalae, also known as South Point or simply “The Point,”…
Thea
Thea
May 18, 2018
Ka Lae, also known as South Point, is the southernmost point of the Big Island of Hawaii and of the 50 United States. The Ka Lae area is registered as a National Historic Landmark District under the name South Point Complex.

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Location
Hawaii, 96772