By: Leah Shoup

Hit the beach at Waimea Bay Beach Park

One of the best North Shore activities is to visit Waimea Bay Beach Park. It’s the perfect place to spend the day with the whole family!

This family-friendly hike leads to Waimea Falls. You can even go swimming here when a lifeguard is on duty! Make sure it's on your North Shore Oahu bucket list.

Hike the Waimea Valley Trail

The best time to watch the turtles is between 11 a.m.-1 p.m., but remember to stay 10 feet away. Ask on-site volunteers if you have any questions!

Observe the sea turtles at Laniakea Beach

This 2.3-mile moderate trail takes you to two World War II-era pillboxes with stunning views of the Oahu North Shore and Ehukai Beach Park.

Climb the Ehukai Pillbox Hike

Travel to the Banzai Pipeline, where you can find high-level surfers from all over the world on this North Shore surf beach, especially during December.

Watch the waves and surfers at Banzai Pipeline

Sunset Beach is one of the top North Shore beaches, ideal for relaxing, sunbathing, and watching the surfers catch waves.

Sunbathe at Sunset Beach

Don't worry, there are no actual sharks here! This cove is part of Pupukea Beach Park and one of the best snorkeling spots on the North Shore in Oahu.

Go snorkeling at Shark’s Cove

Haleiwa Bowls offers affordable custom açai bowls, smoothies, cold-brew coffee, and tea. It's home to the best açai bowls on Hawaii's North Shore!

Try the best açai bowls on the island

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck in Haleiwa Town is an institution on the North Shore of Oahu. You have to try the garlic shrimp!

Eat at Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

This family-owned shop is one of the most popular places for shave ice on the Hawaiian North Shore.

Sample Matsumoto’s famous shave ice