How To Get To Spitting Caves Near Portlock

Tucked behind the million-dollar homes near the posh PortlockĀ is Spitting Caves, know for its naturally manicured sea cliffs and ocean spewing cave. Daredevils have been known to jump off the 65-foot cliff. Beware though, many deaths have occurred here, as the many memorial placards indicate. You’ve got to be a strong swimmer to get your feet back on dry land. It’s probably best to not even get them wet.

A few steps down a steep hill and you see this.




Don’t forget to bring a hat, it’s hot out there.





This guy was filming some video.


And here’s the cave, spitting of course.





Interested in jumping? The most recent death was during the summer of 2014, but many more preceded that incident:

“Other reported Spitting Caves drownings have included Daniel Lowe, 27, of California, on October 2012; Glenn Cooke, 45, of Honolulu, on June 2010; Navy Operations Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Ryan Johnson, 21, Windsor, Colo., and assigned to USS Lake Erie, on March 2006; Stephen LeBlanc, 29, of West Wego, La., on July 2005; and Daren Kataoka, 20, of Kapahulu, on November 2000.”

Directions to Spitting Caves: Take the H-1 east bound toward Hawaii Kai. Continue straight on Kalanianaole Highway (HI-71) and then turn right at Lunalilo Home Road. Turn left on Poipu Drive. Turn left on Lumahai street and drive to the end. Look for the 119A access sign marker. Walk down the steep hill to get to Spitting Caves.

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