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North Shore

North Shore, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #17 of 317 attractions in Oahu
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Activities: Surfing, Dining
Description: The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide variety of natural wonders and resort activities.
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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you want a taste of Hawaii with scenic views, lush forests, blue waters, soaring mountains and very few tourists-take a ride out to the Kim Taylor Reece Gallery in Punaluu on the windward side! This gallery features artwork by Kim in a setting between ocean and the cliffs. Easy to get to (as there is only one highway around... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If I go to Oahu again is because of this place, we stayed in a Resort in Honolulu and took our car for a day tour to North shore and we were amazed, is beautiful!!! In one hand you have the beautiful beach, the water that invite you to stop you car and jump right there.... But in the other... More

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West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you want to get away from the hustle of Honolulu, go to the North Shore. The scenery is breathtaking, the towns are delightful, the ocean is dynamic & you can see the green turtles at Laniakea Beach. Definitely stop at Giobanni's for shrimp!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I suggest starting in Kailua in the morning for sunrise and then making your way north to the beautiful North Shore. There are numerous stops along the way that will make for a fun day. Once up North you will be able to enjoy the beaches that are as beautiful as any movie scene or dream. There are many wonderful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Driving from Waikiki to the North Shore is a real experience.Passing along the two lanes of Kamehameha Highway, one can appreciate the beauty of nature. On the right side, are the nice, clean beaches with waves suitable for surfing. We stopped by the Blow hole, China man"s Hat, Rabbit Island and Turtle Bay Resort. The beaches in this area are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and head up the road to the North Shore. About an hour or so straight up the guts past the Dole plantation. Easy drive and before you know it you are back in the 70's in Haleiwa. Old school Hawaii. Cruise along sunset, pipeline etc. waves were ok. Grab a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Not as commercialised as the south cost and not as busy with so many beaches to choose from and literally just the two of us most of the time. Lots of surfing, snorkelling and other activities to do. And make sure you rent a car and just drive the single highway from one side to the other where you see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Northshore is the real experience of Hawaii. You get to go to private beaches and interact with local people. There are countless numbers of natural attractions along the coast for free. It's better than the south (Waikiki Beach). The south has too many tourtists and too many shopping centers and stores. It's not the essence of Hawaii at all.... More

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Perth, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Exciting to see where some of the big surf is and where the big competitions are held. The half day tour was great and it is such a beautiful place just to sit back and look at the scenery

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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46 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It's a great place to come and sit on the beach watching the surfers get kicked around by the massive waves. Get there early however, as there is very limited parking and it's gets very very busy.

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