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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Spouting Horn Reviews
Cool place to visit and experience. A few vendors selling things, and lots of chickens everywhere. Not a place to stay too long, but a great experience to see and listen to. more »
Water can go 50 ft. high. Caused by waves going through the holes in the lava.It makes a growling sound. We enjoyed. 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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