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Sharks Cove

Address: Pupukea, Oahu, HI HI 96712
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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Salem, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visited this place twice. We got some beautiful pictures. Although we didn't snorkel here there were people snorkeling. A nice little area to do so. Don't know how good the snorkeling is but it is such a pretty sight and the area as stated before is SO NICE! Right across the street is a nice little grill. ( sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went on our vacation the week after a major hurricane swept the islands, leaving much of the water dirty and choppy. There are two places in this area to snorkel, one that is "for kids" where the water is shallow and lies in a large, enclosed tide pool. The other is off to the side. Due to the choppy... More 

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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

An hour and a half from Waikiki and totally worth a stop if you are already driving to the north shore. There was plenty of parking when I went here. A few fish and other crustaceans in the tide pools... more variety of fish if you snorkel.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Absolutely love this spot. Easy to wade into the giant area that is semi-protected by lava walls further out. It goes from wading depth to 20-30 feet in the middle. Divers come here to get certified. Beautiful fish everywhere. I would get up very early, like 6:00 a.m., go snorkeling when I might be the only person there, and then... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had a great time snorkelling here. lots of fishes. It's very shallow & rocky so you have to be careful. Snorkel shoes recommended. I came on winter so the current is strong & a bit annoying when you are trying to stay in one place to stare at fishies. This place should be awesome in Summer. I'll come back again... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There were tons of fish. We got there early (before 9 am). No trouble parking. Allow yourself at least two hours to do it. Watch your valuables and lady had her purse stolen right behind us. There are many areas to explore. I never dreamed I would see so many tropical and colorful fish.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I liked this beach because of the rocks you can climb on, and take great photos. The waves were a bit large for snorkelling, and there were quite a few people here, but we still enjoyed the stop. Didn't stay very long.

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utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wow. We were told it wasn't the best time to snorkel (February) but it was amazing! It was like travelling to another planet. Saw dozens of different kinds of fish. Lots of things wanting to poke you so I wish I had worn gloves. So glad we didn't miss it!

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We again visited Shark's Cove in late October. We new it could be tricky this time of year. However, every morning the first thing we did was to check the surf reports on multiple sites. When we saw it was flat on the North Shore on our third day, we were off. It was a perfect day. The water was... More 

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