Diamond Head Lighthouse
When Captain James Cook sailed the Hawaiian Archipelago in the late 1700’s there were no aids to navigate his ship. In Hawaii today, there are many modern aids such buoys and radio beacons to help today ships. One of these is the Diamond Head Lighthouse located near Diamond Head Beach where some of the best Hawaii tours are such as Oahu Hiking tours and other Oahu Nature Tours.
Diamond Head Lighthouse is located on a cliff on the south side of Oahu near Waikiki Beach. This lighthouse at Diamondhead is one of the best known lighthouses in the Pacific. Today, Diamond Head Lighthouse welcomes mariners from both the east and west.
Above Diamond Head Beach and built on an extinct volcano, it has stood tall since 1870 and is a favorite for Oahu Hiking and other Oahu tours.
Diamond Head Lighthouse is built 147 feet above sea level, and can be seen as far away as 18 miles from the 60,000 candlepower it releases. The light color is a red sector to warn sailors of how far away they are from Waikiki Beach. Diamond Head Lighthouse was occupied by the superintendent of the 19th Lighthouse district, before the merger of the Coast Guard in 1939.
Lighthouses such as the Diamond Head Lighthouse near Diamond Head Lighthouse Beach are often thought of as towers romantic charm. Although the days of the traditional lighthouse keepers are gone, the duty of the Diamond Head lighthouse continues. And like the hundreds of sentinels of the shore of Diamond Head Lighthouse Beach, the Diamond Head Lighthouse stands its watch guiding mariners safely passed the Hawaii shores.
If you are interested in taking one of the Oahu Tours or one of the Oahu Hiking tours visit Hawaii Discount. Diamondhead in Hawaii is known for not only the Diamond Head lighthouse, but also it’s beautiful beach.