Best Photo Spots in Hawaii

Highway 250 in Hawaii

Of course Hawai’i has many amazing photo spots! And the sights along Highway 250 in the northwest tip of the Big Island make it a worthwhile drive. Having an automobile is pretty much mandatory. The road out of Hawi is a steady climb up the west side of Kohala (the…

Kohala Coast

Dotted with resorts and small towns the Kohala Coast has everything for the vacationer and the photographer. The ocean is the centerpiece and picking an early morning time for your photography pays off as the low angle of the rising sun lights up the curl of the waves crashing onto…

South Point (Ka Lae)

Ka Lae is Hawaii’s most southern tip. It’s comprised of a long expanse of rocky cliffs that run deep into the ocean. The waters are so deep that many choose to jump from the cliffs into the ocean below. This spot is beautiful to photograph year-round as Hawaii’s weather is…

Kilauea Volcano

The volcano was in a “glowing” phase, enough to illuminate the steam clouds rising from the crater. It was a lucky guess to get up early and have a clear morning to get this shot, and to have part of the Milky Way.

Hanakapiai Beach

Hanakapiai beach is located on the north shore of Kauai at the two-mile point on the Kalalau Trail. The hike to Hanakapiai beach from Kee Beach is the easiest stretch of the 11 mile Kalalau trail and is the portion most often explored by tourists. The hike runs along the…

Kauai by Helicopter

There are many beautiful places to photograph on the ground in Kauai but the view from above is out-of-this-world! I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited Hawaii a few times, but the most memorable hour of any time spent there has to be the hour I toured Kauai by helicopter.…

Nu’uanu Pali

The Pali lookout is a historically significant place on the island of Oahu. This is the place that the Battle of Nuʻuanu was fought bringing Oahu under the reign of King Kamehameha I. Be prepared for strong winds as the trade winds are funneled through this natural funnel. Hold onto…

Pololu Valley Lookout

You can get reasonable views from the trailhead, but as long as you are moderately fit, and don’t mind get your shoes or boots muddy, take the trail down the valley and rocky beach. Just don’t forget that you will have to hike back up again.