Things to do on the North Shore of Oahu


The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and quite possibly one of the most well known surf spots in the world. Many surfers from South America make their way there during the ‘off season’ back home. Giving them ability to catch the waves year round. However, surfers and non surfers alike make their way to North Shore every year to see what all the rave is about. The North Shore and the town of Haleiwa have a lot to offer for anybody visiting. The locals are friendly and the town is quaint and laid back. Full of boutiques, surf shops, surf schools, restaurants, and bars this town is happening no matter how small the size. The North Shore of Hawaii has a variety of attractions and activity tours to experience as well as the Big Kahuna Wave.

Popular North Shore Attractions

Turtle Bay Golf Resort and Spa – Golfers are known to travel the world in search for new, challenging courses. Often there families travel with them. This Resort and Spa is a perfect place for a golfer and his family to spend there time while on the North Shore.

The Polynesian Cultural Center – A great place for those interested in learning about the culture and ways of Hawaii. Perfect for an educational adventure for children. Learn what the hula dance is really all about here!

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Dole Plantation – Possibly one of the most dramatic parts of getting to the North Shore is the drive there. Miles and miles of pineapple fields stretch throughout the land; Dole Plantation is the reason behind many of these pineapples. At Dole Plantation children can enjoy the enormous maze, you can taste the sweet, homemade pineapple ice cream, and pick your own pineapple. It is illegal to pick pineapples in Hawaii, but at the plantation anyone can choose their own straight from the ground.

Shark Tours – Take a ride three miles off the North Shore of Oahu and experience sharks face to face. The two hour cage tours run from 7am until 3 pm daily. It is also possible to see dolphins, whales, and sea turtles on this tour. This is a thrilling adventure that is not offered anywhere else in Hawaii and is sure to please any thrill seeker!

The North Shore also has fishing, horseback, jet ski, hang gliding, and of coarse, surfing adventures.