Don’t be thrown off by the name; there are no cockroaches here. If you’re looking for a relaxing, beautiful beach with access to the ocean than look no further. Cockroach Cove, also known as, Halona Beach Cove is located on the southeastern tip near Hanauma Bay.
When you arrive, you’ll see a small beach area to the right of a blowhole, if you see this; congrats, you made it! You can hike or drive, as there is public parking; just matters if you want to drive or walk when you take in the scenic views. Walk towards the blowhole and find a path that leads to the beach. The walls of the cove touch the shoreline creating what feels like a private beach. You won’t find this beach filled with tourists as it’s not listed as the most popular. If people are there, it is most likely locals (or maybe a few tourists that got the insider scoop).
If you’re looking to explore the coves, we’ve been told that winter months are the best. This is because in the summer, the ocean is choppy making it harder to take in all the views. However, one of the best things about this place is the marine life. Turtles, turtles, everywhere! If you swim out, you’ll probably be greeted by a family of them but always remember, these are wild creatures in their own habitat.
Another fun fact is there various movies and tv shows have been filmed here. Looking for some big names? How about 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore? Or Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp?
Whether you want to swim with the turtles, hike, cliff jump, explore the coves, or just stop by for incredible views, Cockroach Cove will not disappoint.
**Coachroach Cove Image 1 (Fineartamerica.com)