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Spouting Horn, Poipu

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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3.4/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
Local Hawaii legend speaks of Spouting Horn and its ocean blowhole on Kauai's south shore. Formed by a combination of volcanic lava rocks and erosion from crashing waves, the spout represents the home of a mythical and angry lizard. Waves funneled into the small opening in the rock shelf can blast as far as 15 m (50 ft) into the air from the mouth of the blowhole, spraying the surrounding area. You can take photos of the spout from the nearby viewpoint with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. Keep in mind that this force of nature can be dangerous; remain behind the guard rails and obey all posted signs. To visit Spouting Horn and get the most from your holiday in Poipu, create itinerary details personal to you using our Poipu trip itinerary planner.
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  • It's not that exciting. Don't bother. Some water shoots out of a hole once in a while. Much better beaches, views and other things to check out on Kauai. 
  • Worth a quick visit, interesting noises coming out of it, like it was breathing. A bunch of vendors selling goods are set up at the small park. 
  • We hired a car and travelled around the island in a day. We stopped here to see the blowhole, the view is beautiful but the blowhole wasn't really doing much. I'd say the tide and winds have to be rig...  read more »
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