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
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
Hawaii Polo Club
Good for beach rides.
Mostly mountain rides.
Mountain trails with a beautiful view and beach rides. They also have rides for non-beginners too.
Turtle Bay Resort
Easy beach rides.
Nicely maintained nature walk ending at a waterfall.
A 6 hour hike to falls.