Halona Blowhole
Halona Blowhole
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This natural wonder on the island of Oahu was formed due to past volcanic activity thousands of years ago. Halona Blowhole now occasionally shoots seawater up to 30 feet in the air because of waves coursing through the underwater lava tubes. The viewing point provides a breathtaking view of Halona Cove, a beautiful beach that has been featured in many movies and music videos. If you visit during winter, you may be lucky enough to witness whales in the nearby waters. You might also want to take a tour to nearby attractions like Hanauma Bay and Koko Crater for an all-rounded experience. – Tripadvisor
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  • thomaswZ8603TP
    Joice, Iowa50 contributions
    Great views
    Another first day adventure. We didn’t plan much as we were unsure how we would feel after traveling. This was a great stop on our first day and welcome to the island. Parking is limited so be ready to wait your turn.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Nikko Gandia
    Monterey, California486 contributions
    When To Visit The Halona Blowhole
    I visited here and hiked many trails on 09/13 during my first visit to Hawai'i & posted a vlog! Search "Nikko Gandia Travels" on YT. Tried to see the blowhole but it was low tide. Check to see if it's high tide when you plan to visit. At least there's a nice cove on the right side.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 18 March 2023
  • Brian S
    519 contributions
    Nop blow in hole today
    This whole area is so beautiful and alwlays full of cars but if your patient you can get in. Great views but no food trucks like they had years ago.Cops are here all day. Did not see the blowhole blow this day
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2023
  • Richard
    Florida23 contributions
    Must see
    If you are visiting Oahu you have to stop at this overlook. This part of the island is beautiful! You can see for miles the clear dark blue ocean. We even saw 2 green sea turtles. It was really windy and big surf the day we visited so the blowhole was a blowing. This was one of my favorite stops.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Bex I
    Silverdale, New Zealand159 contributions
    Windy and worth it !
    Timed our visit perfectly - high tide in a windy day with wild surf. Blow hole was working perfectly and awesome to witness. You can pull off the side if the toad and park easily to see the blue home from the top if the cliffs. If really keen you can walk down rocks to small beach below where they have filmed scenes in movies like 50 first dates etc. We didn’t do this or climb the rocks to what I believe is a cave they used to film Aquaman. Great place to stop for a picture and we saw a green turtle swimming!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
  • 358stim
    United States20 contributions
    A neat geological feature along the coast
    A pretty neat feature on the island. Off the beaten path a bit but a nice reprieve from the busy city center. Along the coast, beautiful drive. 10-15 minutes is enough to see. Some limited swimming available but we did not take part.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • GAN L
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,776 contributions
    Great scenery
    The blowhole is most active when the tide is high and the winds are strong. Unfortunately when we were there, these conditions were absent and we could not see any waves being caused to shoot high up. Nevertheless, the scenery in the surrounding areas is gorgeous. Many cars stopped here to view the beautiful scenery
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
  • Yeraldin S
    7 contributions
    Cool but just a mid stop
    To make a drive just to go see it I thinks it’s not really worth it. It was cool to see it but that’s all it is. Kind of like a costa point. Park at the parking lot and see it then drive away. There’s nothing else just a little tiny beach which seemed rocky and steep to climb up and down the cliff. Not little kid friendly because it seemed deep, narrow beach and just kind of dangerous. We drove to it, stayed there for about 20 minutes and then drove to our next destination.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 November 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota3,421 contributions
    Blowhole Effect is Not Always Happening
    This is a wayside stop with a medium size parking lot along the main road that travels around the southeast corner of Oahu near Makapu'u Point. I stopped here on two separate days and on neither day were the waves right to cause the blowhole effect which was disappointing. It would be cool to see if you're here on the right day but this is not a place to make a special trip to unless you were already planning to be passing by this area. However, the views looking north towards Sandy Beach with the volcanic rock along the coast and the view of the adjacent Halona Blowhole Cove are both pretty cool.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 January 2024
  • Maya L
    1 contribution
    Great spot!
    Great stop to cliff jump and swim! We loved this beach as it had great views. Me and my boyfriend also cliffed jumped off the left side. Be careful the current was strong so I would not recommend if you are not a strong swimmer. This is the first place we saw turtles and it was amazing!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 January 2024
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Chrissy M
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
The scenary is amazing! My kids had a great time and enjoyed getting their feet wet 😂 Definitely a must see of the island!!!
Written 23 February 2024
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Joanne M
Horsham, PA13 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was so beautiful. You should try to go when it windy and the surf is crashing on the shore. The view on the ride is exciting too
Written 2 February 2024
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Maya L
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Jan 2024 • Couples
Great stop to cliff jump and swim! We loved this beach as it had great views. Me and my boyfriend also cliffed jumped off the left side. Be careful the current was strong so I would not recommend if you are not a strong swimmer. This is the first place we saw turtles and it was amazing!
Written 18 January 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,421 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
This is a wayside stop with a medium size parking lot along the main road that travels around the southeast corner of Oahu near Makapu'u Point. I stopped here on two separate days and on neither day were the waves right to cause the blowhole effect which was disappointing. It would be cool to see if you're here on the right day but this is not a place to make a special trip to unless you were already planning to be passing by this area. However, the views looking north towards Sandy Beach with the volcanic rock along the coast and the view of the adjacent Halona Blowhole Cove are both pretty cool.
Written 1 January 2024
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Yeraldin S
7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
To make a drive just to go see it I thinks it’s not really worth it. It was cool to see it but that’s all it is. Kind of like a costa point. Park at the parking lot and see it then drive away. There’s nothing else just a little tiny beach which seemed rocky and steep to climb up and down the cliff. Not little kid friendly because it seemed deep, narrow beach and just kind of dangerous. We drove to it, stayed there for about 20 minutes and then drove to our next destination.
Written 24 November 2023
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Jeanne A
Yuma, AZ402 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
I’m a NYC kid so nature always entertains me. It took a while for the hole to blow. Glad we waited for the waves to build up. I find it fascinating.
Written 30 October 2023
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,776 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The blowhole is most active when the tide is high and the winds are strong. Unfortunately when we were there, these conditions were absent and we could not see any waves being caused to shoot high up. Nevertheless, the scenery in the surrounding areas is gorgeous. Many cars stopped here to view the beautiful scenery
Written 25 October 2023
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Lucia S
Nove Mesto nad Vahom, Slovakia25 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Amazing breathtaking views! :)
For swimming pretty dangerous due to strong current.
I LOVED it here! :)
Written 21 October 2023
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Ashley R
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Beautiful views. My favorite coastlines are rocky, so this was right up my alley. There's a great overlook with parking. One of the few free things to do on Oahu. There's also a bit of a rough climb down to a small beach area that we loved.
Written 12 October 2023
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GPoppins
Tampa, FL14 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
The site was awesome. The drive there was the best. Make sure and take pictures on the drive there.
Written 5 October 2023
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