Sharks Cove is a wonderful reef located on the North Shore where a large variety of marine life can be seen in their natural environment. The reef can only be accessed during calm seas. During the Winter, the reef cannot even be seen due to the large waves. As the name implies, some white tipped reef sharks call this cove home. Sharks are generally not aggressive so DO NOT approach or molest them. Turtles are frequently seen in this cove. This is a wonderful beach for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving during the months of March through October when the seas are calm. There are no lifeguards. Wear shoes at all times due to the sharp coral and rock formations. The Ocean drops off to about 25 feet at the end of the reef.
Established in 1993, the Haleiwa Surf Museum is located in the North Shore Marketplace in the Strong Current Surf Shop. The free museum contains surf memorabilia from the 1960's. There are surfboards, pictures, and videos that chronicle the history of this spectacular sport.
Directions: 66-250 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa
From Waikiki: Take H1 west bound to H2 north. Get off at exit 5 (Wahiawa). Go through Wahiawa and continue straight on Kamehameha Highway. When you see a sign for Haleiwa turn left. Turn right before the Kentucky Fried Chicken into the North Shore Marketplace. The Surf Museum is located in the back left of the shopping center.