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.”


Old Koloa Town, Kauai

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


Koloa Heritage Trail, Kauai

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


Spouting Horn, Kauai

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


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.