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Address: Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
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Sharks cove snokeling

It's a nice place for snokeling! Not crowd of people, no admission fee! It's better than go to Hanauma bay!!!

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joe L
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice place for snokeling! Not crowd of people, no admission fee! It's better than go to Hanauma bay!!!

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Thank Joe L
Santa Ana, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went snorkeling with my friends yesturday and I'm not the best swimmer but it was Easy and it wasn't deep at all. The con is the rocks are a little sharp and when I could stand I kept slipping and cut myself, be cautious. Overall it was so much fun I would highly recommend.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is hard to believe this cove is literally right beside the road. A short rocky path takes you to the main cove. There's not much sand, but access to the water is easier than others have suggested. The water is super clear and there's plenty of fish in the shallows. We saw many different species of fish, many of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second trip to sharks cove. This is the best spot to snorkel especially for novice snorkelers. It's free..unlike Hanauma Bay which is an added plus. There is rocky terrain to get into, but there is also an easier access point with a small beach for small children. Not crowded while snorkeling but the parking is limited. They... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed with this stop. I drove up to north shore to stop and snorkel at a couple places and this was one on my list. the walkway down to the rocky beach is a little steep but it was fine. getting into the water was a different story. this beach is nothing but rocks for about 10 yards... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sharks Cove was a great adventure! Lots of tropical fish and sea turtles. Definitely wear water shoes! The rocks are pretty sharp.

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Thank Laura R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Purchases snorkel gear and water shoes before your trip and drive to this beautiful location. The colorful fish and sea life is absolutely breathtaking. As the day goes on, this smaller beach does get crowded so I suggest going late morning/ early afternoon. Little tip: bring some bread with you while you snorkel. The fish will surround you and show... More 

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a beginner, the lagoon is sheltered making it safe even during high surf times. The water is beautiful for temp and clarity and lots of fish to see. It can be a bit crowded but still very enjoyable. Recommend for sure and a great place to take the whole family.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast swimming around with our two little kids (1 and 3). It's protected from big waves, but the current was strong. Keep ahold of your kiddos, if they can't touch and aren't strong swimmers. It was beautiful, and definitely worth a visit.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exploring Shark's Cove was some of the most fun I have had in a long time. For it to be free made it even better. It is on the side of th road across the street from a sea of food trucks. Climb down the cliffs and check it out. Bring your snorkel and make sure to wear thick water... More 

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