Fun stuff to do on North Shore Oahu



Here’s a list of North Shore activities and other fun things to do…

  • Ehukai Pillbox Hike
  • Kealia Trail
  • Kaena Point Trail
  • Waimea Valley
  • Peacock Flats Trail
  • Kaunala Loop Trail aka Boy Scout Camp
  • Pupukea Heiau
  • CLIMB Works Keana Farms
  • Malaekahana Beach Campground
  • Camp Mokuleia
  • Kalaka Bay Beach Park
  • Mokuleia Forest Reserve

Shark’s Cove
Really nice in the summer with a small beach, and great for watching violent waves in the winter - notice the yellow caution tape and warning signs.

There are no sharks there, and here are two competing stories why it’s called Shark’s Cove.

  • A nearby butcher shop used to throw leftovers into the ocean and the sharks would come.
  • The reef is shaped like the jaw of a shark.

Kuilima Cove
Located at Turtle Bay Resort, it’s a nice family beach and good for snorkeling. However, it is always cold there since the wind blows on shore.

Three Tables
Just a short walk west of Shark’s Cove and right before Waimea Bay, Three Tables is great for snorkeling during the summer but instant death during the winter.

Surf Lessons

Top rated with over 1,000 Five-stars on TripAdvisor, the North Shore Surf Girls don’t just teach what to do, they teach you why to do it.

If you’re an intermediate surfer, they can also set you up with a personal surf guide to take you to more challenging surf spots.


Haleiwa has lots of locally owned boutique shops, surf shops, art galleries, and more. It’s becoming a lot more touristy, but still nothing compared to Waikiki.

Surf N Sea
The classic surf shop, and was the first. Go to for everything.

Good for wetsuits.

Not local, but they have great stuff with lifetime warranties.

North Shore Boardriders Club
Good for beachwear and other clothing.


Yoga’s everywhere on the north shore and look into the North Shore Yoga Co-Op. It’s a donation based yoga program.

Surf Competitions

Surf competitions are free, and you can usually find them between the months of October and March.


There are two luaus on the North Shore, one at the Polynesian Culture Center, aka PCC and the other at Waimea Valley.


Lots of fishing charters in Haleiwa Boat Harbor. They often bring back ahi (yellowfin tuna), mahi-mahi, and ono (wahoo).

Horseback Riding

Hawaii Polo Club
Good for beach rides.

Happy Trails
Mostly mountain rides.

Gunstock Ranch
Mountain trails with a beautiful view and beach rides. They also have rides for non-beginners too.

Turtle Bay Resort
Easy beach rides.


Waimea Falls
Nicely maintained nature walk ending at a waterfall.

Laie Falls
A 6 hour hike to falls.

Thank you North Shore Surf Girls for this info. If you’re looking to surf on the north shore, check them out here.


North shore activities
Where's Pearl Harbor?

I like to make an entire day out of Oahu’s North Shore. First, I start with a beach day at Waimea Bay then I head out to Kahuku to enjoy some garlic shrimp from one of the shrimp trucks.

After indulging, I head over to the Polynesian Cultural Center to enjoy all they have to offer before attending their nightly luau.



I highly recommend heading to Laniakea Beach, also known as Turtle Beach for a relaxing turtles viewing while in North Shore. These wonderful animals come to bath in the sun and it is perfect to watch them while they rest. Couple things to keep in mind while on the beach with these lovely creatures.
Number one rule is too never touch them, number two is to give them space so stay at least two yards from them. Last but not least, don’t chase them or try to scare them to move. Remember folks, this is their home and no one likes to be disturbed while they are at their own environment.



Highly recommend…

  1. Tsue’s Farm. They have the best Garlic/Coconut Shrimp plate, and you can also paddle board on the river, you might see a couple of turtles swim by.

2. Haleiwa Town for north shore shave ice and shopping.



Aloha, @KevosBeachBus Enjoy the Best north shore prawns(butter garlic, spicy, coconut) at Tsues farm, along side Haleiwa’s Anahulu stream. @KevosBeachBus stops there for lunch, shave ice and our 1hr paddle board & Kayaking down to the famous rainbow bridge and back. Check out for our full day north shore tour itinerary :grin: use our promo code “matesrate” for a 25% discount on both our Standard and Gold packages, Cheers, Kevo

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At Hi5 we love catching the Gold Dust Gecko’s from Madagascar.

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