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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and my partner Steve had a wonderful time here celebrating our wedding anniversary really great place with nice people Even had a go at fishing Steve had one on the line bit lost it but lucky old me managed to catch one Which made...More

5  Thank DaveSellick1
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went snorkeling here instead of Hanauma Bay due to the high levels of bacteria while visiting. I would highly recommend that you bring water shoes because of the rocks. Your feet will thank you later. Definitely worth hanging out and watching the sunset. I...More

3  Thank freebirdjina
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a less crowded beach and we enjoyed our visits here. There was easy access to the beach from the parking lot, and there was more parking available. There was a shrimp truck across the street. We saw an amazing sunset through the clouds...More

Thank nontravelerUtah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shark's Cove is awesome! Free parking, no admission. Bring your water shoes as it is rocky. Get in the water and don't worry about the rocks! Fish everywhere! We snorkeled in the area to the left of the bathrooms. The rocks create a kind of...More

Thank SeaShellFinder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing place (very little parking on busy days...) where you can find huge landscapes of tidepools (sharp rocks and lots of urchins, so wear water shoes) full of marine life, including salamanders, urchins, puffer fish, angel fish, etc. You could easily spend an hour...More

Thank TrvlFamilyMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the North Shore. Every time I visit I always stop here. Not overcrowded like other places that you have to pay fees at (hanauma bay). Lots of fish to see, and just beautiful to spend the day.

Thank catherine G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 3rd trip to this beach, over 10 years...always a pleasure! Nice corals, once you go out towards the 'flat rocks' (and a blow hole!) about 75-100 yards from the sand line. Being aware of the tide and wave 'action' is absolutely necessary, as the...More

Thank 686idag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sharks Cove is a great place to snorkel. It is very rocky, though, and a little challenging to climb down the sharp rocks to the water, but once you're there you will see a large variety of fish. The coral was not as beautiful as...More

Thank luv2snkl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow...an absolute must stop in Oahu if you enjoy snorkeling. TONS of coral and fish. When you enter, the left side is very protected and great for wading/small children. The water is calm but still tons to look at and an easy snorkel. Plenty of...More

Thank Kaila H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, we went for a swim on the last day of the trip. Will recommend looking up the Bottle Jellyfish calendar so you can swim comfortably (although they aren't deadly like the Australian variety) without worry of being stung. Buy reef shoes, as there is...More

Thank Happy_Trav_Eller
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Alexandra C
19 September 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.
12 February 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.
27 December 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