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North Shore

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The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide variety of natural wonders and resort activities.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beaches surrounded us. Some of the largest waves, I’ve ever seen. I decided against the surf lessons; however there were life guards on the beach. Parking was limited. There were no spaces available and we arrived around 9:30am, so we parked on the street....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SelinaS43
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our teens for surf lessons, and paddle boarded at Haliewa Park and river and saw turtles. We ate at Giovanni's, Seven Brothers, Motsumoto's, Bonzai Bowl's, Sunrise Shack, and Island Vintage, all were fantastic, We went to Polynesian Cultural Center (very hot in early...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mikarmin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wild and vastly different landscape from Honolulu. Must see if you have extra time on the island. Can get crowded and cause traffic jams. Absolutely worth it though. Stop at one of the many food trucks along the side of the road for great local...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank birdmarg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was amazed by the beautiful shore and coastline of the North Shore. The winds and waves were up, so the views were specutular. There was an international surfing contest going on so it was crowded and parking was difficult. Don't think that is always the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Freedom817187
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved North Shore. The Shrimp Food truck food was fabulous, the amazing snorkelling with turtles (a free activity - yay, byo snorkel and beach booties) just near sunset beach, Laniakea Beach where turtles come to you (free!). We could have spent a lot longer...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KAO75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people, including ourselves on past trips, head east on the North Shore, where the parking is tight and very crowded. This trip, we headed to Mokulēʻia Beach Park, where there was lots of available parking, great beaches, lots of turtles...no crowds. In fact only...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Must do! Dole plantation, botanical gardens, coffee growers, beautiful beaches, shrimp trucks, Stand up paddle boards, swimming in a pond at Waimea falls. Jurassic park and other famous film sites and ELVIS’S HOUSE!!!! All in one day :)

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank F7848CBjohnt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get trippy. Rent a car and circle the island. The North Shore is only a short drive from the hustle and bustle. Our car was less than a $100, the sites, views and pit stops are well worth the ride. Plot some stops and see...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DoubleGGW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The north shore was beautiful!! The huge waves, we ate a terrific dinner on the water (Halawea Joes)(spelling??) We found the souvenirs to be a little pricey but other than that, it was a great afternoon.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KariBrantley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a drive from Waikiki to the North Shore expecting some peace and quiet. We did not get that. Everything was a hassle due to tourists. Wish I had visited this place 20 years ago because now its too crowded. The beaches are beautiful and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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April 23, 2019|
Response from shortsallyear | Reviewed this property |
So I always take highway 83 it is called Kamehameha highway it is a beautiful drive from Honolulu up passed the Polynesian Culture Center. There are several beaches up on the North shore there is parking along the highway... More
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from tammy71 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few grocery stores on the north shore. As for bugs, it's fine. Grocery stores are a little expensive because it's being brought in via container barges and planes. Overall enjoy your time in Oahu! Maybe you... More