Spouting Horn Beach Park is located on Lawa'i Road in Po'ipu in south Kauai. The ocean attraction can be viewed from the top of a small hill with a guard-rail. This is a popular spot for tour buses, so expect to share some space at the rail. Like other blowholes, Spouting Horn is caused by a hole in a lava shelf. The ocean rushes under the shelf and up through the hole with a mighty force that sends water shooting into the air. What makes this blowhole slightly different is the addition of a second hole that only emits wind and creates a great moaning sound.

Spouting Horn puts on quite a show at high tide but is equally entertaining most of the time. It is possible, although not encouraged, to go beyond the guard-rail and explore the lava bench. This activity is done at your own risk as some unfortunate souls have been injured or killed when a large wave sucked them into the blowhole. There are rest rooms in the park. It seems that this area is also popular with local merchants who will set up booths of souvenirs. If you have some time, be sure to take a second to peruse your way through their booths. You might just find a treasure worth taking home. Take Highway 50 from Hanapepe toward Lawa'i. Just past Mile Marker #11 turn right on Koloa Road (Highway 530). Continue to Po'ipu Road and turn right again. The road forks near the ocean, go right on Lawa'i Road. Spouting Horn is approximately one mile down the road on the left. Park and walk down to the overlook.

Article Edited/Contributed by: Victoria Derrick

Guidereview Summary

Yelp Review

— 51% of 130 were Excellent/Good

 
TripAdvisor Review

— 71% of 1865 were Excellent/Good


How Guidereview Works

Guidereview Travel Reviews

Creating our proprietary Guidereview is a multifaceted process. We carefully curate a selection of reviews from the travel industry's most respected tourism experts. We then assign independent grades to the reviews, and apply a weighted average to encapsulate the range of opinions found on each service. The end result is a single grade that captures the essence of our evaluation in one Guidereview. Each activity, tour, and accommodation available for booking on Guide of Hawaii only receives a Guidereview when we've aggregated at least three critical travel sources.

Why "weighted average" is important

Guidereview is a weighted average in that we assign more importance, or weight, to some sources and travel publications than others, based on their quality and overall stature. In addition, for tours and activities, we also normalize the resulting grades (akin to "grading on a curve" in schools), which ensures our final grades don't cluster together.

Interpreting Guidereview

Each unique Guidereview can range from A-F, with higher letters indicating better overall reviews. To help visitors instantly compare, we also provide a summary of our findings, alongside an aggregation date, that shows three of our most trusted online travel review sources: Tripadvisor, Yelp, and Google.

Spouting Horn Videos

Spouting Horn Poipu

Visitor Travel Guide

Terms of Use

The use of this website is your expressly conditioned acceptance of the terms, conditions, and disclaimers found within our Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability page without any modifications. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of all the terms, conditions, and disclaimers posted herein. If you do not agree with any part of these terms and conditions, you should not use this website.