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Sharks Cove

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59-711 Kamehameha Hwy, between Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712-9404
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“water shoes” (44 reviews)
“hanauma bay” (59 reviews)
“tide pools” (30 reviews)
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59-711 Kamehameha Hwy, between Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712-9404
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"water shoes"
in 44 reviews
"hanauma bay"
in 59 reviews
"tide pools"
in 30 reviews
"north shore"
in 82 reviews
"sharp rocks"
in 18 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 24 reviews
"pupukea beach park"
in 6 reviews
"three tables"
in 10 reviews
"shallow area"
in 6 reviews
"lava rock"
in 9 reviews
"sea life"
in 29 reviews
"an aquarium"
in 11 reviews
"high surf"
in 7 reviews
"colorful fish"
in 16 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 21 reviews
"high tide"
in 11 reviews
"schools of fish"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Sharks Cove multiple times during our trip to Oahu. It is very easy to find and we always found on street parking fairly quickly. There are several food trucks and a surf shop right across the street which makes it a convenient...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered Sharks Cove when doing a driving tour of the North Shore (using the Shaka app). It was wonderful, much less crowded yet as spectacular as Hanauma Bay ... and FREE.

Thank Rollerdoors
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve snorkeled all over the Caribbean and none of those spots rivals Shark Cove. I brought my own full face mask snorkel that I bought on Amazon but you can either buy or rent one there. Don’t get talked into a tour though. It is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We snorkelled Lanikai, Hanuama Bay and Three Tables during 10 days on Oahu. Sharks Cover was the clear winner. Visibility was exceptional, there were dozens of different species of fish, and it was not at all busy compared to some of the other places. Granted,...More

1  Thank Franklin S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Sharks Cove for an afternoon snorkel. It’s busy getting into the water as there is one main channel. Once you’re past this, there is great snorkeling. Lots of black trigger fish, and we saw turtles

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Spot Food Truck... great food ... had the fish sandwich which was great. Generous serving of fish & tasty pesto aioli sauce. Recommend this food truck to all stopping in Shark Cove

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is easily the best spot to snorkel on the North shore. The wave action is small within the cove. There are lots of rocks around to provide fish hiding spots so there are lots of fish in the cove. Water shoes are an absolute...More

1  Thank BevoBurn96
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here right after Sunset Beach so we didn't get into the water. It was nice to walk along the tide pools. I saw many people snorkeling. Parking, shower and restrooms available. Can get crowded.

1  Thank RainbowCowboy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up to the area in search of a snorkeling spot. What a great place. Wear swim shoes and not fins. Tons of sharp rocks. The water was clear, the current light, and the fish were everywhere. It's not very deep so you can...More

1  Thank CycloneIowa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely snorkeling spot. Beach bathroom and shower. Friendly rental shop across the street. $20 snorkel and fin rental. Rocky entrance to snorkel, take your time. Several food truck lunch options. Local chickens are aggressive and may try to steal your food from table. Be patient...More

Thank Moto_Alyel
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msmeghanmarie
February 12, 2017|
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Response from buckw65 | Reviewed this property |
Mask, snorkel and some water shoes(hard sole). Some kind of gloves for hand protection is not a bad idea either.
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DisneyFan30
December 27, 2015|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
I know this late for your questions but I think they are really good ones so of course I think they should be addressed. As far as wave and water conditions they are calm though there are swells in November. There are... More
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DisneyFan30
December 27, 2015|
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Response from Gloria J | Reviewed this property |
Because of the shape of the cove.
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