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Spitting Cave of Portlock

Lumahai St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #23 of 157 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Geologic Formations
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Romulus, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

The pictures look beautiful. We had some extra time and thought we would check it out. It was very hard to find. A steep dirt trail leads you down to the rocks. Very pretty view, but we too cautious to get a good look of the spitting cave itself. With all of the other safe things to see on the... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A few people have died in this area over the last couple years. I have only kayaked and scubad this location. Once when kayaking with family we were passed by a single humpback and then a pod of dolphins. Great few, large swells, and some surge at depth.

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Saluda, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

You will fine yourself saying watch it watch it! We loved the drive around the island as well as the beautiful views surrounding it!

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Beaverton, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a high must do!!! Such a beautiful view. Be sure to prepare for the small hike to get down and back up.

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Honolulu
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I'm not rating this poorly because of spittings caves beauty. I'm rating it thus because i live just down the street from this site. Everyday ambulences and police race back abd forth, attemping to save tourists from themselves. In the past 2 months there have benn two deaths at spitting caves. In both cases they were young (20 somthings) in... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very pretty scenic spot. The waves were not crashing super hard but we enjoyed this stop along the way to the North Shore.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Saw this place on tripadvisor and had to check it out. It's worth the trip out there. The trail can be a little hard to find as it's a small path between two properties. It's not paved and can be tricky to walk down, so be careful. The bottom is worth it however. We even got to see some cliff... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a hidden gem that, frankly, I can't believe they haven't roped off and closed down yet. The access is hidden in between two properties in a residential neighborhood and is a steep, rocky, path down to the rocks. People have died jumping off these rocks. It is absolutely beautiful and relaxing to listen to the waves crashing but... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There have been two recent deaths of young people who've jumped in, and perished when they could not climb back up. The waters are treacherous and deadly. Yes, it CAN happen to you and your friends, so admire the waters, but stay out. I am saddened when another young life is gone because they "Just do it!" Take photos and... More

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place has some amazing views and rock formations smack dab in the middle of an upper crust neighborhood! I could not believe that the trail leading from between two well maintained homes at the end of a cul-de-sac was this amazing spot! They are called spitting caves because the ocean waters flows through one side of the cave tunnel... More

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