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North Shore

North Shore, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #17 of 322 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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Helena, Montana
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175 reviews 175 reviews
67 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

While on Oahu, we rented a car for a day and drove a loop that included the North Shore. Frankly, we were disappointed. Mostly everything looked rundown and seedy. Beach access was limited, as was parking. Most of the beach waysides and state parks we saw had lots of native Hawaiians squatting in them (complete with huge tents, tables, chairs... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Can't think of anything that beats the North Shore. HUGE waves (Pipe, Logs, Off the Wall, Sunset and more), lots'o surfing, sea turtles more surfing, whales, bike trail, Foodland, snorkeling Surfer the bar, the "hipster" tree" ... and more surfing ... not sure why we left. Some amazing photographic opportunities ... especially if you're into sports photography and your camera... More

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Victoria, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
69 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The north shore itself was nothing spectacular to us, but the drive was very enoyable. You can go on an unplanned trip and find so many places along the way to stop for food, a dip in the ocean, hike or just exploring. I would recommend you rent a car for a day and start your trip from Honolulu as... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We travelled to the Oahu North Shore in early March 2014. Scenery was awesome. Beaches were pristine, water was clear and warm. Waves were huge! the drive up the coast was scneic and busy. Visited the Turtle Bay area - a must see. So many spots to stop and walk along the water! A must do!

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

There are so many spots along Oahu's north shore! It is a must to hire a car and take a drive to see these magnificent sites!

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Hilo, Hawaii
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The North Shore is beautiful and well worth going to see. The waves, beaches, hills, Haleiwa, and surfing are all fantastic. The traffic can be difficult so you need to pay attention to driving, people crossing the street and pulling into and out of hard to find parking. Check out the beaches and the waves. If you are not experienced... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is the most beautiful place on Oahu by far. Too populated in Honolulu and Waikiki. North Shore is Oahu at its best. The beach and water and mountains are outstanding. Many people surfing. Stunning scenery!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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137 reviews 137 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The North Shore is our favorite part of Oahu. It is quite, peaceful and beautiful. Other than the restaurants, the sidewalks are "rolled up" at dark and do not "unroll" until 9 or 10am. Only 30 miles from Honolulu, it is close enough if you want the city but far enough away to be quiet.

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Richlands, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

During the winter the waves on the North Shore are HUGE plus there is hardly anyone on the beach unless they're watching surfers! Not for swimming but peaceful to just relax on the beach!

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Buffalo, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Great beaches, big waves lots of shops. Visit turtle beach, and the grass skirt cafe, the best garlic fries ever!

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