Haleiwa (North Shore) Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 83%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 83%Adventure Travelers
- 82%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Family Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (37)
- Haleiwa (North Shore)Member ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersDec 23, 2013
When winter arrives with waves topping 50 feet, thrill-seekers converge on Oahu’s north shore, the self-proclaimed surf capital of the world. Pastel-hued Haleiwa town brims with art galleries and cafés where surfers fuel up before challenging nearby Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline. For those looking for a real chill out, stop at Matsumoto’s for a serving of shave ice, similar to a snow cone, doused in tropical-flavored syrups.
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- Haleiwa (North Shore)Oct 21, 2013
This archetype surf town on the North Shore of Oahu could be the beating heart of the surfing world. Relentlessly chilled out and pleasantly welcoming it's a great place to be.
- Haleiwa (North Shore)Oct 20, 2013
The epicenter of the North Shore's surf culture, this tiny town can be walked tip to toe in about 15 minutes. It's always flooded with day trippers around lunchtime, so come for sunset happy hour or a big breakfast before you hit the beaches in the early morning. Cool boutiques to check out along the main drag include Guava, North Shore Swimwear and Growing Keiki.
- Haleiwa (North Shore)Community ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Oct 06, 2013
There's a local saying, "keep the country country". Haleiwa is a beautiful small town, with local farmers' markets, craft shops, eateries, small businesses, historical buildings, farms, ranches, and home to the best surf spots in the world. It's a nice drive around the north coast of Oahu, lots to see and do.
- Haleiwa (North Shore)May 20, 2013
Kaiaka Bay Beach Park is a beautiful park that is a favorite for jogging as two full circles are close to three miles. Good camping spot, big open field in the center and beautiful spot for sunsets. Be careful of glass close to the edges of the park though.
- Haleiwa (North Shore)Member ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsMay 16, 2013
Haleiwa is a great little surfer town on the North Shore. It is definitely influenced by tourism but it's still got that small town charm. Everything is priced right and the food options are plenty.
- Haleiwa (North Shore)Member ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Apr 02, 2013
The town seems to grow every year in terms of tourism and traffic. It still preserves the quaint feel somewhat though as the shave ice spot at the entrance to the north shore. There are now plenty of places to eat, and also a variety of artists displaying their work to check out.
- Haleiwa (North Shore)Mar 22, 2013
Amazing!!! Is a real beach town look's from another time... I love the Soap Celler where you can get hand made soap for a variety of things, but it is great for people who spend a lot of time in the Ocean. You also have the famous shrimp trucks and some great places to eat out there. The world famous Turtle Bay is also out there and is a great place to see! My favorite beach malaekahana is also out there and is one of m y favorite places to camp... You also have the most famous shaved ice place there as well. There are also a few hostels for people on a budget.
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