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Great snorkeling

Lots of colorful fish here. Wear water shoes and watch for high surf that can be dangerous in the... read more

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laurafuller1
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Portland, Oregon
Great for Snorkeling and Tide Pool

As the namesake, let me say, there are no sharks!! However, there are excellent tide pools and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
NickellFamilyTravel
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed today

Perfect for snorkeling but beware of sea urchins! They are everywhere. A lot of pretty fish. Very crowded and extremely rocky.

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of colorful fish here. Wear water shoes and watch for high surf that can be dangerous in the outer areas.

Thank laurafuller1
Reviewed 5 days ago

As the namesake, let me say, there are no sharks!! However, there are excellent tide pools and snorkeling opportunities. Expect crowds and parking issues. But if you are just spending a day, it is a good stop.

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited Shark's Cove twice. The snorkeling is solid, a bit crowded sometimes but not horrible. There's plenty of room to do your thing. I visited again with my wife in February and while we didn't snorkel, we enjoyed the breeze, the view, and some...More

Thank Rich C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking and bathrooms were OK. It is a small enclosed area where the tide comes in but it's still inside rocks all around. It should be called No-Shark cove! Lot's of sealife. I could see it getting very crowded.

Thank RamblingTastebud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here many times in winter, spring, and summer. You can’t snorkel in the winter since surf & currents are treacherous. Spring can be touch and go and summer is okay about 95% of time. As with any water activity, evaluate the conditions and...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Snorkelled here on last morning in Hawaii. 1. Go early before the crowds arrive (we got there at 9) 2. Have old sneakers or water shoes (it’s not a sandy beach lots of rocks) 3. Try not to use flippers it stirs up the sand...More

Thank belgaicas
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is the best place to snorkel on the North shore. Water shoes are a must due to the lava rocks. Because of the rocks there are lots of fish to see even if you don’t have snorkel gear. Just wade out and watch through...More

Thank BevoBurn96
Reviewed 11 July 2018

As a beginner, I thought Shark's Cove was a good, popular and fun place to snorkel ... saw many vibrant fishes of sorts - even in the shallow area ... make sure to wear water shoes due to reefs, corals, rocks

Thank Paulette S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This visited this place a couple of times during our vacation. Come prepared with water shoes, they do sell them at local markets, but you may want to invest in some better water shoes and snorkeling gear. The kids loved this place, but it was...More

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This site shows the beaches dogs can go on. hawaiianhumane (org) /dog-friendly-beaches/ Sharks Cove is not really a beach so this site talks about the Cove. It says no dogs. dguides (com... More
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