Kilauea Lighthouse is situated on the northernmost point of the main Hawaiian Islands. Built in 1913, it had the largest lens of its kind and guided ships heading to and from the Orient. In the 1970’s its light was turned off and was replaced by a low-maintenance light beacon. The lighthouse is located on a narrow peninsula and attracts thousands of tourists who come to view the dramatic sweeping cliff and ocean vistas and the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge; home to a diverse population of nesting seabirds. We did not go into the lighthouse as it was closed but spent some time walking around the area and got some beautiful photos. Who doesn’t love a lighthouse photo?