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North Shore

North Shore, Oahu, HI
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The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide variety of natural wonders and resort activities.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“sunset beach” (63 reviews)
“shrimp” (59 reviews)
“big waves” (46 reviews)
North Shore, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

North Shore in the winter time is all about the Big Waves. If your not a strong swimmer, stick to the tamer beaches. The views are amazing, the waves great for surfing, and definitely catch a sunset at sunset beach. As for Haleiwa, Giovanni's food...More

Thank T_Shields645
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent time at the beach, worth the trip from Waikiki. Recommend go early for the best spot, Waimea was beautiful.

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a couple of days, my wife and I decided to leave the congestion of Waikiki - we rented a car and did the loop around the North shore past Turtle Bay. Once you leave the urban area of Oahu, the island takes on a...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool art gallery showcasing local artists and pictures from surf photographer, Jim Russi. My wife couldn't pull herself away from the jewelry, while I focused on the visually stunning photos, and unique surfboard fins which are hand made using fabric prints sandwiched in fiberglass....More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice drive and you can find really good nude beaches were you can watch the surfers. Many food trucks along the way.

Thank Anne1617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honolulu is definitely similar to a big city with tourist and hustle and bustle but the North Shore is a quiet getaway with a pretty drive !! Recommend a day trip or two if in Oahu!

Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to go if you want to see big waves and beautiful beaches. Drive from Honolulu is not too bad depending and time of day, but view is breathtaking once there. Sunset beach is where you want to end up where professionals...More

Thank airborneline
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Love taking a drive from Honolulu to north shore. We drive there every visit to Oahu . It’s full of stops for beautiful beaches and shopping and shrimp trucks .

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 16 December 2017

North Shore is definitely less touristy than Honolulu, however there are still plenty of tourists around. Lots of beaches to choose from. Strong currents in winter, so make sure you swim in front of the lifeguards. Easy drive from Honolulu.

Thank fnqfamily
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

If you want to see waves head to the North Shore. About 1 hour drive from Honolulu, the northern end of the island gets waves that surfers dream of. World surf competitions are held here. Small 2 lane street when you get there with limited...More

1  Thank Jill D
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Sandra D
14 July 2017|
Response from Angela L | Reviewed this property |
Waikiki beach has some good shops. One across from Ohana East does good work
Brett L
21 February 2017|
Response from Ross M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and a long board is best
Tina C
31 October 2016|
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Response from Anthony J | Reviewed this property |
We went with a tour bus of maybe 10 people