Halona Blowhole
Halona Blowhole
4.5
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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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  • Richard
    Florida66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Bex I
    Silverdale, New Zealand203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled with family
    Written July 19, 2023
  • 358stim
    United States29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled with family
    Written August 2, 2023
  • GAN L
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10,663 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Maya L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 18, 2024
  • Lisa J
    Plant City, Florida937 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Halona Blowhole
    Its a beautiful overlook with plenty of parking. It is paved and wheelchair accessible, with railing for safety. The blow hole is not consistent because of the winds and tides so you have to watch for it. Great views of the coastline even if you do not get to see the blowhole.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2024
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must stop on eastern shore
    There're many interesting places to stop along the Oahu eastern shore. This is one of the most popular offering great views around, and this natural phenomena. In the volcanic rock beneath is a whole and every time the wave splashes it sprays water up in the air - very cool site. Parking is a problem as it's very popular.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 11, 2024
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maitaimike2015
Laguna Hills, CA253 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We stopped at this popular site and luckily found available parking. It was still crowded in the early afternoon, despite the cloudy weather drizzle. The blow hole varies, depending on tides and surf conditions. Meh, it was way more active on a previous visit. The improved viewing area is large, with a colorful storyboard. Steps and a ramp to the notch for the closest viewing, also has ample railings for safety. Adjacent is “eternity beach” made famous by the 1953 movie. Actually, known as Halona Beach Cove, it has some cool lava tube features. But we passed on the steep trail down. Worth a stop if you can find parking.

Mahalo
Written March 26, 2022
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Carol C
Salt Lake City, UT359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Small parking lot. At low tide the blowhole is inactive. It may send up a small spray but little else. It is such a beautiful spot that it is worth a stop no matter what the water level is.
Written January 26, 2020
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kingmama
Glen Mills, PA437 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
The blowhole itself is not big deal. However if you are on the SE coast (we were on our way to Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail - recommend), definitely pull into the scenic overlook parking lot. The beach down on the right looked like a great place to climb down and explore (reviews for it are under Eternity Beach).
Written October 22, 2021
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ2,017 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
There were a lot of people in the parking lot and at the edge of the overlook but the blowhole activity was off and on. The surf wasn't running hard so there was minimal surges while we were there. Better one at Poipu on Kauai or in Maui near Wailua. After we left and were at a overlook that had a view of the blowhole I did get a shot of the blast.
Written March 20, 2020
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Maya L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 18, 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
There're many interesting places to stop along the Oahu eastern shore. This is one of the most popular offering great views around, and this natural phenomena.
In the volcanic rock beneath is a whole and every time the wave splashes it sprays water up in the air - very cool site.
Parking is a problem as it's very popular.
Written June 11, 2024
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TravelingFam
Omaha, NE940 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
On a good day you can see the blowhole within a minute. I’m sure if you wAit a while you can see it go very high.
Go to far E side of the parking lot for the best for view. Several people were walking down to the beach below or even down the blowhole. While not permitted, it looked fairly easy to do. Still be careful in days where tide could come up and soak you or worse. Worth the stop but doesn’t have to be long if you have other things to do.
Written March 9, 2021
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CCLoop
Lehi, UT410 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We stopped at the blowhole when it was high tide so we were able to see several jets of water and mist coming out of it. It is a quick stop, but well worth it. The parking lot is decent size and cars are always coming and going, so parking is not usually an issue. The view is amazing and it is relaxing to watch the waves as they come into the shore. The beach below the blowhole looks nice as well, but we did not venture down there.
Written September 12, 2021
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al22tecc
Philippines8,076 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
When we got here, the tide was only starting to turn from low tide to high tide, and therefore the blow hole was weak, as if someone was only smoking. When we left and went to Sandy Beach, we could see the blow hole all the way from there, and this time much stronger. What a difference a few hours make. On the left side, we can see the blowhole. On the right side, there is a makeshift wave pool. We didn't go down to this beach and the makeshift wave pool, although there were a lot of people enjoying it. The access to the blowhole is also via this beach.

Parking is very sufficient, and if full, the wait is not that long.
Written January 13, 2020
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Madelinejane
Indianapolis, IN100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
It was cool to see even though it was unusually tame the day we were there, so I think it would be spectacular on a good day. However, when we tried to check back later in the day, the parking lot was full with 3 cars ahead of us waiting for a space, so we gave up. Might have been worth it to wait for a space, but we were tired after a long day.
Written February 7, 2022
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