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Address: Pupukea, Oahu, HI HI 96712
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AMAZING SNORKEL SPOT!

Sharks cove is like Hanauma Bay on steroids - definitely worth adding to your Hawaiian Bucket list. So much marine wildlife to see in such a beautiful part of the island. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Sharks cove is like Hanauma Bay on steroids - definitely worth adding to your Hawaiian Bucket list. So much marine wildlife to see in such a beautiful part of the island. There are some tips and tricks to ensure your experience is a great one - I wrote a full review with pictures on my blog. Check it out by... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Shark's Cove is really beautiful and can be enjoyed simply by sitting on the rocks and peering out. This is how I enjoyed it because I found it really difficult to walk/maneuver through all the rocks with the tide. I would highly recommend some type of water shoes so that you can get through the rocks more easily. My husband... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a magical spot for snorkelling. However, be aware that the rocks are sharp and when the tide is rough it's hard to get in. Once in the water loads of fish, eels, turtles. We took our own snorkels and fins but there is a hire place if you don't have any. It's a free beach with no charge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Don't be intimidated by the name - or the big rocks that greet you. It may take a bit of maneuvering to get in/out of the water without getting scratched up, but you'll be glad you did. This is some of the most incredible snorkeling. The depth is probably around 20' or so in most areas, making enough space for... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Sharks Cove is an amazing little stop off the side of Kamehameha Highway, right near Foodland and Sharks Cove Grill. It's a relatively calm, enclosed cove that sees a surprising variety of marine life, plus the water is shallow enough that you can stand in any part of the cove, so no need to be a strong swimmer! You can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a great place for little kids and those who just want to sit in the water and enjoy the sunshine. It is a series of shallow pools--sometimes tide pools, depending upon the tide. Well signed and easy to find--arrive before noon for easy parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We went on a calm surf day, which are rare in winter. It just so happened it was also low tide. We almost didn't go snorkel because of the low water level, but we did and it was worth it! Go out to the back rock wall and see the sea life rush in with the tide! Amazing colors and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Was driving by this beach and knew we had to stop. Huge waves were crashing into the rocks providing great opportunities for photos. The beach area is protected by the rocks and there is a pool for snorkeling. We walked on the beach rocks and got great photos in front of the waves crashing into and over the rocks out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

On the North Shore in the winter this is calmest beach you are going to find. We even had rare day when we are able to get in to do some snorkeling. It is quite shallow though, but the fish are plentiful. This seemed to be a great beach for families as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Saw this beach and decided to stop by as I was driving past at sunset. It's absolutely beautiful. High surf so there was no snorkeling but it was a beautiful site at which to take pictures and watch the sunset. It is one of the most memorable and beautiful sites from my entire visit to Oahu.

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