This sandy and relatively well-protected cove are bordered by lava rock. The red lava jutting out between Shark’s Bay and Hulopoe Beach provides nice views of Lanai’s seacoast in both directions, and about 150 feet offshore is a Puu Pehu, also known as Sweetheart Rock, jutting some 80 feet up from the ocean. Shark’s Bay is secluded from the larger Hulopoe Beach making it nice for peaceful sunbathing or sharing some quality time with a friend, though not good for swimming. A rock outcropping separates Shark’s Bay from the smaller Shark’s Cove.
Relaxation, sunbathing, private picnics, exploring, beachcombing.
Meandering out to the red lava point provides spectacular vistas.
Need to Know
Shark’s Bay is not great for swimming because of currents and the rocky ocean floor as well as the fact that there is no lifeguard on duty.
None, though full facilities are located nearby at Hulopoe Beach.
From Lanai City take Hwy. 440 south for about 13 miles and follow the signs leading to Hulopoe Beach Park. A trail to the left of the beach lead’s to Shark’s Bay and Shark’s Cove.