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Pupukea Beach Park

59-727 Kamehameha Highway, North Shore, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Great views, but snorkelling was tough

Having had a few amazing snorkelling experiences on other trips (HI and other places) I wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Julianna C
via mobile
Good snorkelling

We have been here sevral times and it's perfect for snorkelling and with kids. It's calm and not so... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
eva r
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This location is great for children to swim.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“three tables” (16 reviews)
“food trucks” (11 reviews)
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59-727 Kamehameha Highway, North Shore, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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"three tables"
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"food trucks"
in 11 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 5 reviews
"tide pools"
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"reef walkers"
in 3 reviews
"easy snorkeling"
in 2 reviews
"snorkeling spot"
in 2 reviews
"parrot fish"
in 3 reviews
"north shore"
in 21 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 4 reviews
"schools of fish"
in 2 reviews
"protected cove"
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"monk seal"
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"beautiful fish"
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"great for kids"
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"shallow water"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having had a few amazing snorkelling experiences on other trips (HI and other places) I wouldn't rate this snorkelling experience nearly as high as those. I can see how kids might really like this spot as it offers many shallow pools and the fish (there...More

Thank Julianna C
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We have been here sevral times and it's perfect for snorkelling and with kids. It's calm and not so big and deep so it's good for families. There are toilets and were you can change clothes and I recommend to buy shoes to have when...More

Thank eva r
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Great place to come on a windy day to catch the brave surfers. We saw some good 15-25 foot swells while we were there. This is not a place to swim if you are from the mainland or are not an advanced swimmer. Plenty of...More

Thank Rlevison
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We were driving past on our way up to Turtle Bay. We stopped here because we saw a parking spot. The beach is tranquil with lovely rocks and tide pools. We may not make it to Turtle Bay after all…

Thank radmom66
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We have been to Oahu many times and never miss snorkeling at Pupukea. It is a very unique place. It is a secure lagoon with tidal surges rushing through the surrounding walls. There are schools of small fish and you can swim among all sorts...More

1  Thank tom r
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Recommended this place by friends who called it the best snorkeling on the island... they were spot on! Great snorkeling for all ages, amazing views. Food trucks across the road for lunch or snack also. Toilets and change room there also.

1  Thank David M
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Thus little park has parking, a restroom, and beautiful views of the ocean. There is done sand, but it is primarily a rocky shoreline with tide pools big enough to snorkel and swim in, including one called the queens bath. We spent a day just...More

1  Thank Rodney B
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This was a great find. The lagoon is ringed-in by natural lava formation and on most average to low surf days, is easy and safe snorkeling. Parking seemed to be flowing to allow most visitors access and there are a bunch of food trucks and...More

1  Thank teamseattle4511
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I liked this beach a lot. Not too crowded. A mix of tourists and locals. Good snorkeling. I would definitely go back here again.

Thank krisgils33
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I came here early in the mornings to wait for sunrise. Such a peaceful spot. Beautiful beach and close to everything.

Thank FoodieTee87
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