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59-711 Kamehameha Hwy, between Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712-9404
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All reviews water shoes tide pools hanauma bay sharp rocks north shore sea urchins great place to snorkel deeper area three tables lava rock sea life schools of fish an aquarium low tide snorkel gear beautiful fish snorkeling experience
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by sharks cove on our journey up the north shore. It’s a unique snorkeling experience because of the rocky tide pool providing calm waters. Water shoes are definitely needed. We were also able to see whales from the beach.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BCaillier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 7 year old here today and loved every second. We set up our chair on the sandy area by the restrooms and went tide pooling and snorkeling all morning. We saw lots of fish, sea urchins, crabs etc... bring reef safe sunscreen...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank SpartyFletch
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Close to Haleiwa this very beautiful beach spot is a wonderful place for a day out with family. The beach offers restrooms and showers.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank evandrogueirosp
Reviewed January 8, 2019

What a surprise to find this place. We went twice, as the first time we weren't prepared to swim or snorkel. The cove was protected and many people were snorkeling, though we just waded and explored the tide pools. You should have water shoes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shellykf
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Please, with ALL water activities wear reef safe sunscreen. They even sell it at Costco. People are poisoning the ecosystem and we won’t have anything left! Don’t come here if you can’t respect the life you will see!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

We stopped here after seeing that Waimee Bay is NOT a safe swimming area. Kids had a great time. Water is a little murky but still good time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeff P
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We went to this place after spending three hours at the Dole plantation, and obviously it was much later than we were planning, so we didn’t get to enjoy the tide pool for long. Also, without water shoes, we were very limited to what we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wz4wwky
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Wake up people and stay of the coral and rocks. You are killing this place. Remember this "If you are not on Sand, DO NOT STAND. This is a preserve that is dying because people don't know any better. Thinking they are standing on rocks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Kilaueakyd
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

We decided to make a quick stop here. We did not have shoes and went bare foot. You definitely need to wear the proper shoes here! Need to be aware of the coral around you when making your way in. It is beautiful and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michelelO8217KE
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful tide pool that is a great place to snorkel in a calm environment. As any place go early to have less folks around. It can get a bit crowded with people coming in and out of the area. The pool is 2 or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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March 15, 2019|
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Response from freebirdjina | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing anywhere to rent but we had stopped by a convenience store and they sell all kinds of products. We just bought the cheapest set. Also I would highly recommend bringing water shoes. I did not have... More
February 9, 2019|
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Response from Carthage D | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely recommend some long sleeve rash-guard shirts. 72 degree water and 10-15 mph wind can make for some shivers! They're readily available on Amazon and are affordable. They keep you warm, and keep the... More
Alexandra C
September 19, 2018|
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Response from Franklin S | Reviewed this property |
Any time - the tide on Oahu barely changes all day. High and low tide are pretty much the same thing.