Sharks Cove Oahu – Snorkeling Oahu Guide
Sharks Cove is located on the North Shore of Oahu in Pupukea Beach Park about an hour drive from Waikiki. During the summer while the surf is low on Oahu?s North Shore it is one of the best snorkeling spots in Oahu.
Sharks Cove Oahu was named not because there are lots of sharks but because the shape of the coastline is said to look like a shark from above.
Snorkeling Sharks Cove
The lava rocks that make snorkeling Sharks Cove Oahu beautiful also make getting in and out of the water here somewhat difficult. Watch your step as you get in as some of the rocks are sharp and others are slippery. One you are in a foot or two of water you can get your fins on and kick on the surface to get the rest of the way out.
Inside the protection of Sharks Cove is a great for beginners but the water is too deep to touch in most places so snorkelers must be able to swim. Advanced snorkelers can swim outside of Sharks Cove to the right or left and find large lava formations. The best formations are found to the right as you swim out of Sharks Cove but the left is better for marine life.
Sharks Cove Oahu Parking and Amenities
Parking is available on the side of the street and in a small parking lot. Sharks Cove Oahu is a popular snorkeling and Scuba diving spot so it can get crowded, especially on weekends. You can park along the side of the road and walk to Sharks Cove if there is no parking near the beach.
Restrooms and showers are located by the side of the road in the parking lot at Sharks Cove. Also right across the street is a Foodland grocery store as well as Sharks Cove Grill. Either spot is a great place to get lunch.