Apaca Point - War in the Pacific

Apaca Point

Apaca Point of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park is known for its natural beauty and intricate Japanese defensive fortifications from World War 2 era. As a result of its heavy defensive fortifications, Apaca Point was avoided during the southern landing of American forces in July of 1944. The northern edge of the eventual massive invasion lay about a mile south of the site. The pillboxes, built into the natural ridge, are very well preserved and can be admired as fine examples of well concealed Japanese defensive fortifications throughout the Pacific Islands.

Apaca Point is also known for its natural beauty. The beach is divided in two by a natural ridge that houses the aforementioned defensive structures. In the north one may admire the view of Orote Peninsula, while in the south one can see the majestic Mount Alifan towering over the Agat Bay. Apaca Point is a popular spot for capturing photographs of spectacular sunsets.

Location: Agat, Guam
Latitude: 13° 24' 8.4" (13.4023°) north, Longitude: 144° 39' 43.9" (144.6622°) east
Located just north of village of Agat. 2 miles south of T.Stell Newman Visitor Center.
Driving directions from the airport: Take Rte 10A to Marine Drive (Rte 1). Turn left go approximately 13 miles. Road will end at the front gates of the Navy base. Turn left on Rte 2 go approximately 2 miles, to a Y in the road. Take right fork; drive to stop sign. Unit is across the road.
Average elevation: 2 meters (7 feet)
 
 

Last updated: March 8, 2017

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Hagatna, GU 96910

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