WHAT TO DO ON
OAHU'S NORTH SHORE
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
Read more about things to do on Oahu's North Shore in Hawaii here!