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Diamond Head, Hawaii

Diamond Head

Diamond Head in Hawaii. Stock photo by Justin Lam via Unsplash.

Diamond Head is a volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu and known to Hawaiians as Lēʻahi (pronounced [leːˈʔɐhi]). The Hawaiian name is most likely derived from lae (browridge, promontory) plus ʻahi (tuna) because the shape of the ridgeline resembles the shape of a tuna’s dorsal fin. Its English name was given by British sailors in the 19th century, who named it for the calcite crystals on the adjacent beach.

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Nearby Locations:

Hanauma Bay (7.1 miles)
Koko Head District Park (7.3 miles)
Koko Crater Stairs (7.9 miles)
Makapuu Beach (10 miles)
Pele's Chair (10.1 miles)
Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline (10.2 miles)
Makapuʻu Point Light (10.2 miles)
Pearl Harbor National Memorial (11.2 miles)
ʻEhukai Pillbox Hike (31.9 miles)
'Ehukai Beach Park (32 miles)
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Hawaii, Non-Contiguous


Maps & Directions:

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Diamond Head, Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

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