Let’s start with its name. Don’t you think about what possibly lead to naming this beach as “sharks cove”? are there any sharks? Is it dangerous? What is the reason behind it? Well, I was curious enough to pay attention to it. Asking a few locals helped to know that it is not as dangerous as its name may sound. Sharks Cove actually got its name from lava rocks that make this beach. This rock formation looks like a shark from an aerial view and that is why it is called this. Sounds legit, no?
Coming to the main part, why should you visit Sharks Cove. If you ask me, I have a deep affiliation with clean, clear water, marine animals and a beautiful view that comes with basic necessities such as restrooms, food options, parking, etc along with it.
Not only this beach is gorgeous but also a personal favorite. if you are a foodie like me, there are a number of tasty food trucks standing right across the street, offering tastes of the world.
To me, the best part of Oahu is its North Shore since it is not as crowded as other beaches. Everyone who doesn’t like to have so many people around, this place is a good option with a limited crowd. The food carts and eateries here are a lot better than the rest and in fact, you might hear about people coming here just for the food as well.
My experience for snorkeling at Shark’s Cove starts with one piece of advice, try planning it in summer Shark’s Cove is much calmer and warmer in summer months. In winters, the crowd rises and let’s not forget the gigantic waves with a strong current that could cause a hindrance in snorkeling experience. Additionally, look for the weather conditions before you reach there, irrespective of the season.
Once you are there, consider knowing that morning is the best time to explore it. There is no crowd, no noise and sipping a coffee to rising sun is nothing but pure bliss. If not snorkeling, shark cove is still a good option to start your morning. It has plenty of parking, you can come here around 10 am-11 am and eat brunch or lunch from the fresh food trucks. All in all, the warm sun and blue water is no less than a day in paradise.