Experience the Spouting Horn blowhole, one of the most photographed spots on the island of Kauai. Depending on the tide and the surge, the water may spout as high as 50 feet into the air.

On the South Shore you can find the Spouting Horn. There's a small beach park with a great lookout where you can watch a blowhole spout a plume of thundering water into the air. This waterspout occurs whenever the waves are forced under the rocky shelf and up through a lava tube. The water sometimes hisses and roars. If the light is right, you may be able to catch a rainbow in the sea spray.

Access to Spouting Horn Park is easy with plenty of parking and the view from the lookout is especially good at sunset. There's also a trail down onto the lava shelf which is worth exploring. There are some great views of the rugged Poipu coastline and bay from there. 

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Sturdy shoes if you're going to climb down to the lava
Show More
Activities Chillin, Fishing, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Scenic

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Cool spot on the way somewhere else

It’s a cool spot to check out if you are going somewhere else and have some time to kill. Pretty cool to watch it go off. Saw a few turtles there as well.

Great, easy to get to photo spot

This is a great spot to check out and I love that the photos here reflect the best time of day to do it - sunset or sunrise will be best for light and possible color. It is a really cool thing to see but you won't spend much time here. Everything is fenced off and the area it is next to is not that nice. Great drive by spot to check out or for photography.


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Hike the Maha'ulepu Trail

152 Saves

Kauai: A Real Adventure Off the Beaten Path

133 Saves

Explore Makuawahi Cave

51 Saves