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Sharks Cove

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between Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water shoes” (41 reviews)
“hanauma bay” (58 reviews)
“tide pools” (28 reviews)
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between Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
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"water shoes"
in 41 reviews
"hanauma bay"
in 58 reviews
"tide pools"
in 28 reviews
"north shore"
in 79 reviews
"sharp rocks"
in 16 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 23 reviews
"rocky area"
in 8 reviews
"pupukea beach park"
in 6 reviews
"lava rock"
in 8 reviews
"three tables"
in 8 reviews
"sea life"
in 28 reviews
"high surf"
in 7 reviews
"colorful fish"
in 16 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 20 reviews
"snorkeling experience"
in 10 reviews
"low tide"
in 9 reviews
"different types of fish"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My beautiful wife and I always head up to Sharks Cove on the North Shore of Oahu, and Three Tables beach just to the East of Sharks Cove. These are two of the best locations on all the Hawaiian Islands for snorkeling. This year when...More

3  Thank John G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the North Shore is big, this is probably one of the only safe places kids can hang out and swim.

Thank Tileaves
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our private tour guide brought us here and told us some detailed info about Sharks Cove and the Pupukea area. Sharks Cove has been rated by Scuba Diving Magazine as one of the "Top Twelve Shore Dives in the World". Located on Oahu's North Shore,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun little cove to sun bathe! The sand at the beach was multi colored and very beautiful!!

Thank JJP12321
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sharks cove is a great place to introduce snorkeling to kids. There is a mix of rocky areas where fish can hide and sandy patches to navigate around. Not interested in the shower pass of this protected cover? That's not an issue just travel away...More

1  Thank sspeidel12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As long as the surf isn't too bad the snorkeling here is great. On rough days the waves break over the sides of the cove and are quite impressive but usually its very calm. My 6 year old loves to snorkle here as the water...More

Thank Amanda G
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is the hub of snorkeling action on the North Shore during the Mid-Summer months. · In the winter months it still can get quite busy, but the surf and waves are rougher and higher. People are mostly here in the winter for the...More

1  Thank Reverend T M
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Nice spot without the crowds. Free entry. Make sure you have reef shoes or you will be sorry. I would describe this as large protected rocks pools. Think high tide may of been a better option but we still saw some fish but no turtles....More

1  Thank Martin D
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the pit stop on your way to anything else out there! Plan some time to go snorkling or simply to walk in and around the area! Some nice food trucks right accross the street as well! Be advised, can have decent current if...More

1  Thank Erik D
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

This was my favorite part of the trip! Not as many fish as I imagined there would be, but fun none the less! Even with the choppy ocean water, the cove was still calm enough to snorkel. I HIGHLY recommend swim shoes as the cove...More

2  Thank thedragn01
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msmeghanmarie
February 13, 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 28, 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 28, 2015|
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Response from Gloria J | Reviewed this property |
Because of the shape of the cove.
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