South Shore

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South Shore, Kauai

Drive through a tunnel of trees to arrive on the warm and beautiful south shore of Kauai. The biggest attractions here are the perfect beaches around the Poipu area and Spouting Horn, a blowhole that releases a spout of water up to 20 feet into the air. Poipu stretches around Makahuena Point and is a spectacle to any onlooker. At night, you can stroll through charming boutiques and dine on Pacific Rim cuisine at ocean-side restaurants. Other towns you'll find on the south side include Old Koloa Town, Kalaheo, Lawai, and Omao. Filled with resorts, golf, shopping, beaches and sights, there’s never a dull moment on the South Shore of Kauai — that is unless you just want to take a break and nap on the beach. 

Day With A Local on Kauai's South Shore

Follow along on a tour of Kauai's beautiful South Shore region, including food, botanical gardens and more.

South Shore Highlights

Poipu Beach Park, Kauai

The family-friendly Poipu Beach Park, on Kauai’s south shore, was once voted “America’s Best Beach.”

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Old Koloa Town, Kauai

Old Koloa Town, in south Kauai, is a charming area with a historic plantation past.

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Koloa Heritage Trail, Kauai

Koloa Heritage Trail, on Kauai’s south shore, spotlights significant cultural, historical and geological sites.

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Spouting Horn, Kauai

Spouting Horn Park features a blowhole that’s one of the most photographed spots on Kauai.

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Allerton Garden

Allerton Garden is home to the giant Moreton Figs made famous in the film "Jurassic Park" as well as a network of trails and wide variety of plant species.

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