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Spouting Horn, Poipu

3.9
#2 of 31 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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  • Water can go 50 ft. high. Caused by waves going through the holes in the lava.It makes a growling sound. We enjoyed.  more »
  • This is a very touristy place; you gotta walk through the souvenir stalls to get to the viewpoints; but I love it anyway... love watching the waves explode through the blow hole. Best in summer when....  more »
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  • 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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