North Shore
North Shore
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
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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  • GoPlaces176349
    3 contributions
    Friendly, professional Tiho
    The North Shore all day tour today with Tiho as guide and driver was thorough, on time and overall fun & well-done. Tiho gave tons of interesting commentary on Hawaian history, facts, etc., as he drove us to various tourist points around Oahu. I would recommend this tour to visitors who have just arrived to Oahu, since this tour shows you many of the wonderful things to see and experience here.
    Visited January 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 January 2022
  • SunnydaysLewes_DE
    Rehoboth Beach, Delaware346 contributions
    The Quintessential Hawaiian Experience
    The North Shore offers something for almost everyone— seeing a luau, hiking a waterfall, watching big wave surfers, snorkeling with turtles, food trucks galore, fresh fruit stands, Teds bakery Haupia Pie, the laid back/quaint surfer town of Haleiwa, the Dole plantation’s store filled with local crafts and pineapple and/or macadamia samples of everything under the sun! It is a two lane road filled with tons of amazing sights. Relax and take it all in. No one is ever in a hurry! It is worth it to rent a cottage there for a few days on Oahu in order to truly soak in the experience. No real nightlife to speak of. Nothing luxurious. Simply nature at it’s finest giving a glimpse of the days when the island was still unspoiled!
    Visited February 2020
    Written 28 February 2020
  • Lengtan67
    1,068 contributions
    An Extra Day Is Needed
    For those who are not playing tourists in Honolulu just for 3 to 4 days, then take a day to visit North Shore to experience different scenes away from the hustle and bustle of a city. Once we are out from the city, we will see shorelines and shorlines,high surfing waves, surfers and beach goers . Go as far as Haleiwa, to explore this little town, something different from Honolulu for sure. Bus 65 from Ala Moana Center goes all the way to Haleiwa, and we can stop along any prominent beach along the way.
    Visited January 2022
    Written 5 March 2022
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Steve R
Macon, GA549 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, MN872 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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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,400 contributions
Feb 2023
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.
Written 11 April 2023
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Tinytimtown
Dartmouth, UK92 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We drove around the island. The north shore was breathtakingly beautiful with beaches next to mountains. The parking is all along the route and is free. Just pull over take a dip in the sea.
Written 9 April 2023
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Sondria G
Merced, CA157 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Beautiful spot! Loved it! Watched lots of surfers! Beach is beautiful! A really relaxing spot! Can't wait to go back next year!
Written 26 March 2023
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Kelly O
Laramie, WY2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Everything you’ve heard and more. Maybe better. Big Waves. Shave ice. Garlic shrimp. Fruit stand. The only thing I didn’t get to see was turtles.
Written 17 January 2023
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Lynn R
82 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We loved everything about the North Shore. The waves are spectacular. We went in December 2021 and November 2022. We loved watching the surfers.
Written 28 November 2022
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA4,851 contributions
Jan 2022
We stayed in Honolulu but rented a car and drove around the island. The north shore was quiet, less crowded and had immense waves. There were lots of people enjoying the surf which was great fun to watch.
Written 17 November 2022
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