Pupukea Beach Park
Pupukea Beach Park
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romadaro
Washington DC, DC1,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is a small park along the Circle Island route but a great stop to view the tide pools with tables for lunch (there’s a Foodland across the street) and, fortunately, clean bathrooms (since Foodland won’t let you use theirs. We found out the hard way!)
Written 30 December 2023
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Susan H
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The beach may be amazing, but the public bathroom is horrendous. Crap smeared on the walls, bloody menstrual pads on the floor! Ring your own toilet paper.
Written 25 April 2023
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Pandy D
Sydney, Australia1,573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Pupukea Beach, North Shore Oahu Hawaii
Great for snorkelling when it’s not low tide so check first. You will need protective shoes if you are snorkelling. There are lots of food van close by, including the Pupukea Grill. Another nearby snorkelling spot is Three Tables Beach which has a sandy beach and some shade under trees.
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Written 8 July 2022
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ITRT
Virginia44,690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Shark’s Cove and Three Tables are part of the Pūpūkea Beach Park located on Oahu’s north shore. Shark’s Cove, a well-known snorkeling spot because of its tide pools, is great only in the summer months when the ocean is calm. There is no sandy beach here except for blotches between the lava rocks and the shore. Three Tables is so called because of the three flat reefs that can be seen off the beach. They are quite visible during low tide. The best snorkeling is around these tables where there is an abundance of sea life. Both areas are part of the Pūpūkea Marine Life Conservation District. Nearby, are food trucks offering shrimp, fresh fruit, etc
Written 17 May 2022
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Karl K
Tacoma, WA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
As a couple (without children), we immediately said to each other, "This place is perfect for a family with any age kids." The swimming "pool" is protected by a wall of lava rocks that create waterfalls when the waves crash on the other side. Can snorkel and see fish in safety. There are blow holes that erupt with water from each wave. The beach is sandy, but you'll need sandles to go into the water, which has lava rock underneath. Good scenery for photos. Can take bus to it. Rest rooms. Rinse off showers. Parking. And near the other "big beaches" the surfers use, if you want to go watch them.
Written 30 April 2022
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Meri T
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We were on our way to dinner after watching the sunset at Sunset Beach, and stumbled across this beautiful little area on our way. Absolutely beautiful as the sun finished setting. It is also near some delicious local spots for food - we went to Seven Brothers after this.
Written 22 February 2022
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Emily M
Charlottesville, VA73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
First of all, I realize it is a little silly to rate a beach. That being said, I rated this as average because the "beach" itself is composed of volcanic rock. Very very uncomfortable to sit on if you can find a place at all. The snorkeling was good once you got past all of the rocks. We chose Pupukea because I read in my guide book that there were snorkeling rentals and bathrooms and food nearby. All of that is true. Next time what I would do is go early in the morning, rent snorkeling stuff at the rental place by Pupukea Beach Park, then drive up the road to Wailea Beach Park. That is a fantastic beach and I believe there is snorkeling there too.
Written 16 September 2021
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rickh57
Woodburn, OR391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
My wife and I snorkeled for an hour, seeing lots of colorful, unafraid tropical fish, along with a honu (sea turtle). The turtle wasn't frightened of us; it just went about its business of eating as we watched.

A warning for future travelers: when we were arriving back at our friends' car, another couple ran up to the four of us in a panic, explaining that their car had been stolen while they were snorkeling; they'd left the key to the car in a backpack on the beach. They were here in Hawaii for their honeymoon, and the wife's wedding rings, their cell phones and wallets were in the stolen car. We loaned them our cell phones and they contacted the police who quickly came out and filled out a police report. The couple called their family who managed to locate the car and their phones via a find my phone app. They still lost their wallets and a watch, but it was a happy ending.

Take your key/wallet with you in a waterproof bag while you swim!
Written 7 July 2021
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Wilma B
Nampa, ID64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
The beach was great. The view was great. The water was, you guessed it, great as well. The crowd was huge. We lucked out and found a parking spot right away, be patient. The view is breath taking in areas. We left to move onto another local beach.
Written 21 April 2021
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Ric N
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
Pupukea tide pools to the left, Shark's Cove to the right. Pools are not deep, mostly walkable - but bring water shoes. Shallow, and barefoot can hurt. Can be hard to maneuver in Snorkel gear. Saw the prettiest little Snowflake eel here, about 18 inches, lots of endemic fish. Really a great spot for kids and little ones. Shark's Cove is to the right of the restrooms. Better depth here and therefore better to Snorkel, or dive. Fish were incredibly abundant: some massive schools of 500 (or so), Green Sea Turtles, eel, and a nice array of Parrot Fish. Visibility to about 60 feet. Visited Thanksgiving week and were told to select a day with little to no surf, as it can make swimming difficult, reduce visibility and possibility cause injury. Picked the right day apparently as it was absolutely fantastic... One of the best I've experienced in the Islands. Notes: go early to get a decent parking spot. The small lot fills up early, by 10am or so. Across the street are several eateries, and a market just next door.
Written 27 November 2020
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