So you fancy yourself a shark lover, eh? Good, so do we. Not only have we been counting down to Discovery Channel’s upcoming Shark Week since last year, but we’ve been dreaming of the top four locations for shark lovers to call home all year-long. We’re tired of the old tropes of top places for shark attacks, and we want to help the true lovers of sharks find a place to call home that will truly celebrate their love of these amazing creatures.
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Last year we named New Smyrna Beach, FL one of the top places for shark attacks, but we think it’s a hot spot for shark lovers, too! Sure, a single county in Florida has more attacks than the entire country of South Africa, but true shark lovers will enjoy the epic sightings and swimming experiences. We’re not sure if there’s something in the water, or if sharks just like Floridians better, but this place is definitely a must-visit (or move to) for the shark lover in your life. Plus, what’s better than catching a party wave with one of your favorite animals riding along with you?
Cape Cod, MA
If you’re a shark lover, then you know the iconic movie JAWS was filmed just a hop, skip and a jump away in beautiful Martha’s Vineyard. But, what you may not know is that shark sightings are on the rise in Cape Cod this summer. What’s causing all the appearances? We may not have the answers, but what we do know is that sharks are coming closer to shore than ever before.
Not only are they swimming closer, but they’re also getting more playful, too! Recently a video was released of sharks interacting, almost as if they’re in a game of tag! This type of footage has never been captured before, and scientists are eager to explore what this interaction means! If you’re a shark lover, now is the time to start looking at a Cape Cod summer house!
El Porto, Manhattan Beach, CA
Speaking of JAWS, or if you just love the lore of great white sharks, the king of the ocean prowling the depths of the sea, relocating to the El Porto neighborhood in Manhattan Beach could be just the place for you to lay down roots. According to Jeff Kurr, a filmmaker for Shark Week, El Porto is a renowned breeding ground for baby sharks. During late spring to early summer, surfers can swim side by side with five to eight feet-long shark pups. Fins up!
Looking for a beach bungalow where you and your furry pals can live in harmony with the surf pups? You’re in luck, Manhattan Beach is a laid back community with homes available for every budget. Live your best life by the Pacific Ocean, and soak up that sweet California sunshine.
Who wouldn’t want to live in paradise year-round? Add in amazing shark diving experiences offered in Oahu and you have yourself a match made in real estate heaven. Seriously, what could be better than coming home from a long day of work than hopping into a cage to swim with sharks? Talk about ultimate stress relief. We don’t know what’s better, the fishy friends or the crystal clear water Honolulu offers. If you have an extra $23 million lying around, buy a house, then hop on a boat and DIY your own shark encounter.
Whether you’re a big fan of shark week and can’t wait to swim with the fishes, or would prefer something a little more landlocked, Homes.com is your one-stop-shop for all things home. From, buying, selling, renting, and everything in between, check out our Homes.com How To, packed to the brim with info on how you can make a relocation to one of these cities a reality in time for Shark Week next year.