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Halona Blowhole

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Address: Kalanianole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: This is an intriguing geographical spot where the ocean has undercut the...
This is an intriguing geographical spot where the ocean has undercut the lava and drilled a hole through to the top.
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Worth a quick stop but not a destination

We stopped in here on a whim on our way around the southeast corner of the island. The blowhole is a neat phenomenon; the little hidden beach was charming and picturesque... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We have been here several times and this blow hole has changed so much. Still nice to stop and see but it doesn't seem to have much water come out the blow hole.

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is our second trip to Oahu and our 2nd trip to the blowhole. The overlook is beautiful. If fun watching the blowhole 'erupt'. It's fun to watch, but you can see all you need to see in about 10-15 minutes.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Halona Blow Hole is a very popular stop for Oahu travelers who explore the island by car rental. Halona Bay is the site of the 1953 Hollywood movie "From Here to Eternity" starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. The beach is easily accessible from the off-road scenic parking lot overlooking the Blow Hole, a hole in the lava rocks along... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here on a whim on our way around the southeast corner of the island. The blowhole is a neat phenomenon; the little hidden beach was charming and picturesque although the water looked pretty choppy due to the closed in walls; the view back to the east across the sandy beach was very pretty. Worth stopping for 10... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went here in March as part of our Island Tour, but it was a little nonchalant. As blow holes go I have seen better, but it could have just been the time of day or the time of year, I don't know. Anyway, like I said I have seen better so I would not go out of my way... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The blowhole wasn't blowing hard. I guess we came at a bad time. The beach was beautiful, but the waves crashing in made it difficult to swim. It reminded me of a washing machine. It would be great in a calm day.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Both tourists, and residents often stop at the State location; designated the "Halona Blowhole". My wife and I have pulled out at this vista, along the Kalaniana'ole Highway; which goes around the east end of Oahu, HI. The blowhole is a natural occurrence formed by molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago. The lava tubes run to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Worth the stop to see the famous movie beach at Halona Beach Cove or "Eternity Beach" made famous in the 1953 film "From Here To Eternity" starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. This is an iconic love scene that everyone remembers as a Hollywood classic. Worth a quick stop on your GyPSy tour app.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Was ok. Gotta catch at right tike of tide change. We only caugh a few semi decent blows thru blowhole today. Stunning scenery. Check out cover to tge side. Saw sea turtles pladdling about today.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Although the parking lot gets crowded, we found a spot. We went to the edge of the stone wall (near the road) and climbed down to the water. The water was so clear that we could see a large turtle. A few people were fishing, and others were swimming. It is a beautiful setting. Don't stop there. Drive on to... More 

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Address: Kalanianole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu

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