Halona Blowhole

Halona Blowhole
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Address 8699 Hawaii 72, Honolulu, HI 96825
A natural water fountain powered by ocean waves.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • Sightseeing: Great Views

Halona Blowhole is located just beyond (further east of) Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Beach Park and Lana'i Lookout / Heaven's Point on O'ahu and is right next to Eternity Beach. Just keep driving along the Kalanianaole Highway (72) and you'll see a pull off area and parking lot.

It's a hugely popular spot with tourists and tour groups so while it has a good size parking area it can fill up if the place is busy. If the waves are coming in good then chances are it will be busy because that's when the blow hole is doing its thing and shooting water into the air.

Some people come here for the amazing views while others seem to love watching the blow hole do its thing and shoot huge plumes of water into the air. It's like a Hawaiian version of Old Faithful.

That beach next to Halona Blowhole is Eternity Beach and it's a beautiful beach. It's a bit of a hike to get down to the beach but the bigger issue is that this beach is officially off limits to the public. You'll certainly see people down there when you go to the blowhole, but the city has posted signs so you'll technically be trespassing if you go down. Because of that, we cannot recommend you visit this beach but you can view it from above.

Why can't you go down to Eternity Beach? The waves get very rough at this beach and people have died here. Every now and then somebody will try to get close to the blowhole or gets swept off the rocks and sometimes they die. Because of the dangerous wave action and since there is no lifeguard here it's been marked as off limits.

If this pace looks familiar it's been shown in various movies and televisions shows. For example, the passionate kissing scene in the film "From Here to Eternity" was filmed in Halona Beach Cove. For more on that be sure to read Popular Movies & TV Shows Filmed In Hawaii.

If the blow hole isn't blowing then you may wonder what the fuss is all about. Of course, even if it is blowing you still may wonder what the fuss is all about or may just love watching the raw power of the ocean. It's not for everyone and hard to tell somebody to drive across the island to see a water fountain but if you're in the area or driving by it's worth stopping for sure.

Also nearby, if you stop along the road on Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Beach Park side of Halona Blowhole, is a small area to pull over your car and walk up a path to a small temple.