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North Shore

North Shore, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #25 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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Canton, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Surf season is from Nov to Mar. The town is sleepy during this time. Great place to drive around and see the shops, beach area and local restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A little known walking tour is offered by the Visitor centre of the historical village of Hale'iwa. My husband and I decided to take up the 90 minute walking tour ($10 per person) that a local docent (Boyd) hosted. He was timely and had a wealth of local and island history. The tour started with the history of the importance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Amazing beaches, friendly people, cliff diving,surfing...north shore has everything hawaiin you could ask for. Best part of my oahu vacation.

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Sydney
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The best way to see the North Shore cheaply is on The Bus route 55 from Ala Moana Center. (If travelling from Waikiki pay for your $2.50 ticket and ask for a transfer ticket). Give the transfer ticket to the bus driver of route 55. The trip to Haleiwa takes 3 hours by not getting off the bus. There are... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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184 reviews 184 reviews
86 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

While visiting Hawaii we anticipated seeing surfers riding those massive waves that one sometimes see in photos and on TV. Much to our surprise the ocean was very calm and tranquil at Waikiki Beach where our hotel was. We were then informed that those huge waves mainly occur at the North Shore area that refers to the north-facing coastal area... More

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Los Angeles
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170 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Get out of Honolulu/Waikiki and experience Hawaii as it would have been before us tourist ruined it. The beaches are so beautiful and clean. The water is a little rougher along the north shore but it's so warm. The beaches are quieter and parking was easy (I did visit in Sep) Trust me, rent a car and get here, you... More

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Dallas, Texas
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34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Stunning views of the beaches, mountains, and ocean change dramatically all along the coast. We also stopped and saw two Hawaiian green sea turtles that were sunning themselves on the beach. We saw other sea turtles further west swimming about 20 feet of the beach. You can also see the locations where a lot of the TV series Lost was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Besides the blue waters and annexing landscapes, the North Shore offers quaint shops, local food, and the best snow cones! We rented a car and stopped at every beach. Each one got better and better :) you can buy local pineapple and tasty shrimp, so bring your appetite. . And your camera. There are so many shots you won't want... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

we went in august to north shore thinking there would be large waves and watches these pro surfers but the waves are not till december. didn't know that until one of the locals told us this. still the drive was quite scenic along the way. there is however, a small town that has restaurants, shops, galleries, motsmato (famous for shaved... More

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Houston, Texas
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We just finished a drive from Waikiki counter-clockwise through the windward coast to the North Shore and back. Everything we wanted to see was very crowded, traffic was heavy and the North Shore area is kind of dumpy. Biggest problem was that we couldn't park at any of the main sites. I say don't waste your time.

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