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.
Spouting Horn Reviews
A blow hole in the lava beach which is worth a stop; easy to find, free parking, and pretty cool. There are a number of these to be seen - one on Oahu is OK, pancake Rocks in NZ blow this away... more »
Spouting Horn is delightful for a quick stop. Love beautiful gardens? A guided tour of nearby Allerton Gardens in Kauai’s National Tropical Botanical Garden should be very highly considered by nature.... more »
Plenty of parking and fun for a quick stop. There area few souvenir booths which are fun to browse. Plan on maybe 30 minutes here.
This natural wonder is easily accessible and worth the quick stop! So many chickens. Plenty of parking. Public restrooms.
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