North Shore
North Shore
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide variety of natural wonders and resort activities.
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,067 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    North Shore is a good day's outing
    Th North Shore is on the island of O'ahu. To get there, head north up the center of O'ahu, Hawai'is most populous island. O'ahu isn't all that big. Among sights to see are the giant breakers on North Shore, where the world's top surfers congregate. Another drawcard is Pupukea. Be prepared to come quipped with goggles and snorkels. The corals and tropical fish are spectacular, but access can be limited. The North Shore is a good day's outing, plan what you want to see before you go.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Andy S
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    North Shore
    The north Shore is an amazing trip to take for the day. Visit a few of the local beaches, Turtle Bay Resort. Along the east side is numerous Food Trucks to choice from. Rent a car and take your time. It is 45 min from Waikiki and Discovery Bay Enterprise was amazing place to rent.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Sharon M
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family Vacation
    We went up to the North Shore and were told to go to Shark Cove for the sunset. It was amazing! The tide was out and we could walk the inlet. The grandkids loved it. Saw all kinds of fish life and coral. Sunset was spectacular!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 November 2023
  • Canucksontheloose
    Victoria, Canada748 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Away from the madding crowd of the big city.
    We did a day trip here by renting a car from Enterprise at Discovery Bay Centre, Waikiki (best prices thru Costco, great service) and it's worth the drive away from the big city. Favourite places to go were Laniakea Beach for spotting sea turtles and Haleiwa Beach Park for parking, playground, basketball court, green areas for shade and picnicking, and access to surf-watching/ lessons. Great lunch at Kahuku Farms. Should snorkel here to avoid the crowds at Hanauma Bay. If you have a week to stay on the Island, you should try to venture to North Shore if you want to get away from the madding crowd of Honolulu and the southern coast.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 November 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The entire North Shore remains a special place on Oahu. It's like stepping back in time. This in an incredible world class surfing area during the winter months. A number of excellent beaches including Waimea Bay, but the best is Sunset Beach. Some of the best snorkeling on Oahu can be found at Shark's Cove but only during the summer months when the water is calmer. There are tidal pools located here as well. A stopp at Laniakea Beach is worthwhile to spot the turtles that can almost always be found here. Haleiwa is a laid-back surfer town where you can find many shops, restaurants and other eateries. Don't miss Haleiwa Bowls for the best acai bowl on the island, Aoki Shave Ice or Uncle Bo's for dinner. Of course, you have to hit one of the many shrimp shacks/trucks along the shore. Cameron Shrimp in Haleiwa was excellent. If you are staying on Oahu for more than a few days and will be headed to the beach often, it would be worthwhile to stop by a local Walmart or Target in Honolulu and pick up a couple inexpensive beach chairs and a cooler to use while here as there is no lounge chair or umbrellas rentals on the beaches along the shore.
Written 10 January 2024
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SDM
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
could not sleep... domestic roosters on property 50 ft from the tiny house, plus they were loose and under the house during the night and in the morning, crowing starting at 2:30 am. each morning. We got virtually no sleep in our three days there. The owner, Sunny, was so gracious and helpful.. But the sleep interruptions caused by the roosters did not start our Hawaii vacation very well.
Written 18 December 2023
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Canucksontheloose
Victoria, Canada748 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
We did a day trip here by renting a car from Enterprise at Discovery Bay Centre, Waikiki (best prices thru Costco, great service) and it's worth the drive away from the big city. Favourite places to go were Laniakea Beach for spotting sea turtles and Haleiwa Beach Park for parking, playground, basketball court, green areas for shade and picnicking, and access to surf-watching/ lessons. Great lunch at Kahuku Farms. Should snorkel here to avoid the crowds at Hanauma Bay. If you have a week to stay on the Island, you should try to venture to North Shore if you want to get away from the madding crowd of Honolulu and the southern coast.
Written 28 November 2023
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Sharon M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We went up to the North Shore and were told to go to Shark Cove for the sunset. It was amazing! The tide was out and we could walk the inlet. The grandkids loved it. Saw all kinds of fish life and coral. Sunset was spectacular!
Written 19 November 2023
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Edwin F
Calgary, Canada1,777 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
While in Oahu we rented a car and drove around the north shore a couple of times. Great views and lots of interesting places to see and food trucks to eat at.
Written 18 November 2023
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Andy S
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The north Shore is an amazing trip to take for the day. Visit a few of the local beaches, Turtle Bay Resort. Along the east side is numerous Food Trucks to choice from. Rent a car and take your time. It is 45 min from Waikiki and Discovery Bay Enterprise was amazing place to rent.
Written 2 November 2023
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Yv_Miel
54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Big waves, dramatic ocean conditions, watch the surfers, enjoy the gorgeous north shore! Swells of 25-35 feet along this renown 7 miles of world class surfing. Dramatic weather adds a new element to the intensity of the ocean above massive waves. Beautiful part of the island. People recommend snorkeling at sharks cove- it’s a protected cove just outside the crazy ocean waves- very calm waters- rocky so bring water shoes and fins. Kite surfers and pro surfers to enjoy watching. Recommend!
Written 26 October 2023
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islandlovingtwosome
Lake Forest, CA88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
If you visit Oahu you simply must check out the North Shore. So many beautiful beaches and fabulous snorkeling. There's also a botanical garden complete with a waterfall. Don't forget to go to Hale'iwa, the North Shore's fun and funky little town for some shopping and dining. Make sure to try a shave ice from Matsumoto's. I can't imagine a trip to Oahu being complete without visiting the North Shore.
Written 4 October 2023
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Steve R
Macon, GA565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We spent a wonderful afternoon going from one beautiful beach to another! We love Florida and Georgia Beaches and to see the contrast in sand and volcanic rock was so very special!
Written 3 July 2023
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Connector620802
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
So much beauty! We stayed in Waikiki and leaving that hustle and bustle for a different scenery was amazing. However there is a ton of traffic and it was almost impossible to find parking for the beaches.
Regardless of that- you will want to see all the beauty this area has to offer.
Written 4 June 2023
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