North Shore
North Shore
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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, Australia13,814 contributions
    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
  • LisaMNUSA
    Saint Paul, Minnesota940 contributions
    Could not find parking
    We arrived north shore area after lunch, we couldn't find any parking spot for several beaches that I wanted to see. I read north shore is quiet and less crowed, it is not in my experience. If you want to see the beaches, you had better get there early, not in the afternoon.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Andy S
    10 contributions
    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
    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, Canada744 contributions
    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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Canucksontheloose
Victoria, Canada744 contributions
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
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, Canada1,740 contributions
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
10 contributions
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
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
Sep 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, GA557 contributions
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
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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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN940 contributions
May 2023
We arrived north shore area after lunch, we couldn't find any parking spot for several beaches that I wanted to see. I read north shore is quiet and less crowed, it is not in my experience. If you want to see the beaches, you had better get there early, not in the afternoon.
Written 20 May 2023
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,885 contributions
Jan 2023
I think the loudest thing we heard were the huge waves smashing against the lava rocks at one of the scenic stops in the North Shore. There were also a couple of blow holes in the rocks where water would shoot up and spray into the air. Very cool to see! We took an all day circle tour of the island and especially enjoyed the beautiful coastline with those amazing views!

Along the drive, we’d see surfers in the ocean and lovely, sandy beaches that had very few people on them. This was a sharp contrast to the Waikiki area beaches. We passed through some interesting small towns and cattle ranches in the distance. The lush greenery, mountains, farm land and ocean views made for a very enjoyable tour.
Written 28 April 2023
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