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Spouting Horn, Poipu

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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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  • I thought this was cool, but my kids were bored as soon as we walked up to the fence. They wanted to go and actually see the spouting horn, not to be 40 feet away separated by an ugly fence. Not like ...  more »
  • My wife and I were at Poipu Beach for the day and on our way back to the Marriott in Lihue decided to take in this spot. It's a quick side trip but well worth your time. It's almost at the end of the ...  more »
  • It was worth a trip to see but the chain link fence really detracts from the beauty... I realize it is necessary because people aren't all that smart when it comes to getting too close to the ocean bu...  more »