The Best Beaches on North Shore Oahu
By: Leah Shoup
Waimea Bay Beach Park
The site of “The Eddie,” this North Shore Beach is extremely popular as a family-friendly swimming and snorkeling spot in the summer months.
One of our best Hawaii travel tips: head to Laniakea Beach (also called Turtle Beach) to watch the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles!
The name may scare you, but this section of Pupukea Beach Park is a favorite among tourists on the North Shore for snorkeling in the summer months.
Sunset Beach Park
This North Shore attraction features soft beige sand and is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and watching surfers catch a wave.
Ehukai Beach Park
Across from Sunset Beach Elementary School, you'll find one of the most famous North Shore surfing spots, also called "The Banzai Pipeline".
Three Tables Beach
Three Tables Beach is one of the island’s top snorkeling and diving spots during the warmer months, especially from May to September.
This sheltered inlet at Turtle Bay Resort is protected from large waves, making it ideal for beginner-level snorkelers and families with young kids.
Haleiwa Beach Park
Since you can find calmer waves here, it's one of the best Oahu North Shore beaches for beginner surfers and surfing lessons.
Mokuleia Beach Park
Mokuleia Beach features a shallow reef, providing good conditions for snorkeling in the summer months.
Read more about North Shore beaches on Oahu here!