North Shore
North Shore
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  • Andy S
    45 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
    19 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, Canada736 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
  • jmash
    Turnersville, New Jersey1,429 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Drive to and around the North Shore
    My wife and I along with another couple recently visited Honolulu on a cruise vacation. While there, we rented a car and drove up the coast to the North shore. There were numerous wonderful stops along the way with terrific views of the beaches and ocean. We stopped at a few of the food trucks and had a great day. We experienced a lot of traffic and many obnoxious motor bikes in the North Shore, which took away from the beauty of the trip. However, this was a great experience.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2024
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The real, not commercialized Hawaii
    Unfortunately most people when mentioning Hawaii think of Waikiki, shopping malls and clubs around it. That's the southern shore, heavily commercialized one and famous. For real Hawaii do rent a car and explore the island. Head east and then north. North Hawaii is almost pure nature, with pristine beaches, amazing natural beauties without high rises,... I'd point out Sunset beach, Turtle beach, Waimea bay and Haleiwa,.... We went two full days there, it's less than an hour drive from Honolulu. Many food trucks for great and reasonably priced food, cute small restaurants, bars....
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2024
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RockChalkEm
Olathe, KS73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The North Shore of Oahu is unequivocally the best part of Hawaii!!! So much fun to be had without the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. There were food trucks galore!
Written 2 July 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Unfortunately most people when mentioning Hawaii think of Waikiki, shopping malls and clubs around it. That's the southern shore, heavily commercialized one and famous.
For real Hawaii do rent a car and explore the island. Head east and then north.
North Hawaii is almost pure nature, with pristine beaches, amazing natural beauties without high rises,... I'd point out Sunset beach, Turtle beach, Waimea bay and Haleiwa,.... We went two full days there, it's less than an hour drive from Honolulu.
Many food trucks for great and reasonably priced food, cute small restaurants, bars....
Written 10 June 2024
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jmash
Turnersville, NJ1,429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
My wife and I along with another couple recently visited Honolulu on a cruise vacation. While there, we rented a car and drove up the coast to the North shore. There were numerous wonderful stops along the way with terrific views of the beaches and ocean. We stopped at a few of the food trucks and had a great day. We experienced a lot of traffic and many obnoxious motor bikes in the North Shore, which took away from the beauty of the trip. However, this was a great experience.
Written 22 April 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,349 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, Canada736 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
19 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, Canada1,710 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
45 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
57 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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