Ninini Lighthouse, Overlooking Nawiliwili Bay

Ninini Lighthouse - Kauai
Ninini Lighthouse

At Ninini Point in East Kauai, stands the Ninini Lighthouse. The word Ninini translates to “Pour.” The wood and concrete lighthouse was initially established back in 1906.

Overlooking beautiful Nawiliwili Bay which is south of Lihu’e, the existing Ninini Lighthouse structure was built in 1933.

The imposing lighthouse tower stands about 86-feet tall. If you include the fresnel lens, the total height is 116-feet.

The lighthouse as automated in 1953 and no longer has a full-time lightkeeper. Once in a while a maintenance volunteer does allow a few lucky visitors to climb to the top for incredible panoramic views.

Right next to the Ninini Lighthouse you will find the stone foundation remains of the lightkeeper’s guest quarters. The visibility of the lighthouse beacon extends for 17 miles (27 km). Ninini means “Pour.


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