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Spouting Horn, Poipu

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#2 of 23 in Nature in Kauai
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 other attractions in Poipu, use our Poipu visit planning website .
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  • My partner and I stopped by Spouting Horn on the way back from the west side of the island on our recent visit to the beautiful island of Kauai. •We stayed in Poipu, so this was close and convenient t...  more »
  • Waters lap up spurting to a hole in the Central tourist destination. On the way you look at it would be nice to place them in passing.
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  • Not far from Koloa on the southern part of Kauai. Worth a visit at any time, but the highest spouts occur with the largest waves. Even with "normal" wave heights, a larger wave occurs every several wa...  more »
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  • It's a good place to stop by. Had no problem parking. Small shops selling local handmade things. It spouts water from the ocean pretty high.
  • Daughter loved every second of it. Watching the wave come in, go under the rock and spout up into the air was wonderful.
  • We loved it here. The drawbacks are very little parking space and a huge flea market on the way to the Spouting Horn. There are restrooms but they are the bare minimum. No soap, lots of bugs around. Wear sunscreen and extra bug spray if you plan to video or take photos of spouting horn for a while. Most people congregate in the square. You can see a great view outside of it on the right or left sides. Also, the surf is beautiful to watch to the right of Spouting Horn. Especially during higher tides. Do not pass the signs which say do not pass this point for your safety. People have been swept down and severely injured and died when approaching the surf. You can get good deals from the Flea Market sellers. To get a good view of Poipu Beach go to The Beach House Restaurant earlier in the day. Or during sunset. During Sunset it is way crowded.
  • The naturally occurred spouting fountain, this place is amazing. The roaring sound it makes in case of a giant wave is creating a spout, it's incredible. We always spotted green turtles in the choppy waters top the other side of the spot. Great sight!
  • Great place every tourist should visit

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