North Shore Oahu
Renowned for breathtaking beaches and powerful waves, the North Shore draws thousands of visitors each year. When the surf’s up, the winter waves can reach 20-30 ft in height! World-famous surf contests at Waimea, Sunset Beach, and Pipeline attract surfing legends from around the world to compete. No matter the season, many consider this coastline drive to be the prettiest on the entire island! In addition to the gorgeous beaches and ocean vistas, you will find some quaint and historic little towns like Haleiwa, Waialua, and Kahuku. Visit the North Shore to experience its rural charm and beauty, as well as a great variety of exciting activities – from ocean sports to horseback rides to skydiving, the North Shore of Oahu will provide you with endless hours of fun and relaxation!
Sights To See
Farrington Road ends at Ka’ena Point, the westernmost beach of the North Shore. This beach has a beautiful vantage point of the coast and the most northwestern point of O’ahu.
A general aviation airport operated by the Hawaiian Department of Transportation under a 25-year lease from the U.S. Army.
Waialua was once a thriving sugar town dominated by the Waialua Sugar Mill. The mill has been reborn as the site of many small factories and workshops, and is also the location of a great Farmer’s Market.
Haleiwa War Memorial
This memorial was built to honor the 16 men from the Waialua-Kahuku area who gave their lives for their country during World War II. This memorial is at the Haleiwa Beach Park.
(“Hill of Escape”) is a well-preserved temple and is the largest on O’ahu.
One of the last partially intact ahupua’a (the traditional Hawaiian subdivision of the land) on O’ahu, Waimea Valley consists of 1,875 acres and has been a sacred place for more than 700 years of Native Hawaiian History.
A reef located on the North Shore where a large variety of marine life can be seen in their natural environment.
Scenic views of an offshore sea arch and seabird sanctuary island.
A pancake-shaped lava rock a few yards off the coast of the Malaekahana Beach Park. The center of the island is a restricted refuge area for ground-dwelling birds raising their young.
The Center is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the more ideal aspects of Polynesian culture, and also provides work opportunities for the students at the adjoining Brigham Young University Hawai’i.
Hale o Lono Heiau
The “House of Lono” – this heiau was built around 1400 and is one of the largest and oldest historical sites.