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Sharks Cove

Pupukea, Oahu, HI HI 96712
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Ranked #34 of 244 Attractions in Oahu
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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110 reviews 110 reviews
23 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
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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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a great place to snorkel! A little rocky so wear some water shoes. Beautiful location. Not too busy and we went on a Sunday. Lots of fish! Parking was easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a great place if your group has different levels of water ability. There is a protected cove area where the water can be very shallow mid-day, great for beginners. The more advanced can snorkel the entire rock formation that protects the cove. On this side is the open ocean so lots of divers around as well. There isn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great place to snorkel at high tide...best spot on the island and you can head up and chill out on sunset beach right after

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is popular, but doesn't feel crowded because there is lots of space. We were only there once but saw tons of fish, a turtle, and an eel swimming around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A lot of fishes and corrals. Plus side is its free just bring your own snorkel gear (bought ours at Foodland for $10.00). Downside is very sharp corrals and sea urchins are everywhere so you have to watch where u step. Other than that beautiful place to snorkel.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wqFed8_mhg <<4K video of sharks cove. Check for wave height on north shore first very rocky getting in and out so anything above 2-3' or so gets tricky. Left side as you face the ocean is a large tide pool very shallow in spots good for munchkins and first time snorkelers who want to be able to stand up. Right... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Shark's cove is on the north side of the island, so the waves and currents are bigger here. That being said, it's a good place to SCUBA dive or snorkel. Just be mindful of the sharp rocks at the beach entry points. The lagoon to the west is perfect for younger swimmers who can't deal with waves or currents. It's... More

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