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Pupukea Beach Park

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Address: 59-727 Kamehameha Highway, North Shore, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712

This location is great for children to swim.

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An underrated place to visit

We stumbled upon this place and found it one of our highlights of the Noth Shore.On the right day and tide it is absolutely beautiful.However with the wrong tide and winds it may... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Jim & Karen H
Kirra, Australia
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Kirra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon this place and found it one of our highlights of the Noth Shore.On the right day and tide it is absolutely beautiful.However with the wrong tide and winds it may not look as appealing.It is worth it to try and get an incoming higher tide for the clear water.

Thank Jim & Karen H
Malibu, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you aren't planning on spending time at the beach, stop here and take some pictures and wade in the pools. Too cool and great colors.

Thank kcslatts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanting to enjoy our last night on the beach and enjoy sunset we pulled in here following the strewn of cars along the wall. We found a spot, took the time to walk down and were able to enjoy the last night here. Next time we will come early to snorkel in the cove!

Thank Chris M
Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

The wave watching is tremendous here. There is also a little cove that is protected by a reef and a good snorkeling spot. When there are big waves they crash over the reef into the cove. There are trees for shade and little pools of water in the rocks. It is a beautiful spot.

Thank dil345
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

We were here in winter so swimming in the surf was a no go on the north shore. We did however find this little piece of paradise and loved being able to swim in this protective little cove and explore the tide pools and watch the fish swim around. There are also yummy food trucks across the road!

Thank Tinky164
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this spot. Not much of a beach for swimming but we enjoyed seeing a monk seal and tiny crabs! The scenery was amazing! We will come back again.

Thank Lori H
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We were here in the winter so this beach offered us some good protective shallows for our 4 year old. Great fun to watch the huge waves pound the reef and rocks filling the lagoon with white water. And those food trucks across the road - fantastic, we tried several of them and each one offers delicious food.

Thank sachmill
Middleton, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Pupukea Beach is a beautiful little beach with both grass and sandy areas for laying out your towels. The beach is protected by a reef of rocks, which makes it nice for snorkeling, however, there are also rocks and coral in the water to contend with. They do recommend wearing swim shoes (which we didn't have). Despite this, my kids... More 

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NZ Northland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Fantastic snorkelling beach, lots of tropical fish and very safe. Beach is sandy and great to just lie in the sun. You will need Aqua shoes to walk across the lava rocks that are sharp and you can hire googles just across the road from the beach.

Thank hinukoa
Luganville, Vanuatu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

There are actually two beaches at this park. We went to the one known as Shark's Cove. It is basically a huge rocky tide pool with a sand bottom. The pool was difficult to reach because you must climb over rocks, but it was the safest place around for our four-year-old daughter to swim. She is not a strong swimmer... More 

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