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Spitting Cave of Portlock

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Address: Lumahai St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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I gave this a 5 because it is great fun to see the cave spit! But there are multiple dangers at and approaching this attraction. This place is not only hard to find, windy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Spitting Caves, and China Wall, are along the Porlock wall in Hawaii Kai. You really don't see the caves unless you are diving. And you should be an advanced scuba diver to dive this, with a reputable company with an excellent safety record - ask!. Too many people get hurt and die here - DO NOT JUMP!!!! Really people, don't... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I gave this a 5 because it is great fun to see the cave spit! But there are multiple dangers at and approaching this attraction. This place is not only hard to find, windy, high, exposed and slippery, but it also comes very close to private property. Take H-1 and Kalanianaole Highway to Lunalilo Home Road south. Lunalilo South past... More 

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Highland, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Family of 6, 4 kids, they were overly amazed at the views the huge waves and spitting rock! This place was special! WOW...

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Hawaii has some very beautiful scenery. Really enjoyed our visit. Have a friend that lives in Hawaii and she drove us all over the island.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You don't come to Oahu and miss the blowhole! On the way from East Honolulu to Waimanalo on the northeast coast, everyone should stop and see the spray of water forced through the rocks by strong tides. There's lots of room to spread out here, a few signs, and quite a bit of parking. However, note the walls and barriers... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My family (2 adults, 2 children ages 14 and 12)...loved this place. We did this after visiting Diamond Head...and were richly rewarded. This is the "anti" Diamond Head experience. No one else was present when we visited this location. Diamond Head is the quintessential "tourist trap"...with mountains of people going up and down. Literally. There was no one at Spitting... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a must see if you can actually find it. It took us an hour to find it but once we did, we went back multiple times. Simply stunning views every way you look. Very few tourists since they would have a hard time finding it. Just remember to look for the black gate in the neighborhood of portlock... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The day we went the caves weren't "spitting" and we saw a couple people jump from up top. A local was saying he wouldn't jump if the caves were spitting. I didn't head all the way down I just stayed at the top, as I didn't want to go swimming or have to climb all the way back up. Started... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This may be a beautiful spot but should not be a tourist destination spot. It is very dangerous for anyone wanting to swim or dive. There is very little area to park as it is a cul-de-sac in a residential area so getting to the entrance could be a hike all by itself. The trail down is steep and if... More 

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Kailua, HI
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Spitting Cave has taken many lives. It can be treacherous just getting there. Not sure why Tripadvisor has it as a destination. Someone just died there a few months ago. A guy just died at China Walls, which is how you get to Spitting Cave.

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