North Shore, Oahu

Justine Thorner

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Justine Thorner

 
Tom and I decided to spend Christmas in Hawaii! We wanted to surf, and be in a more laid back/chill area so settled on the North Shore of Ohau. We rented an Airbnb and a car and spent the week exploring the island, surfing, hiking, and relaxing on beautiful beaches!

Watch the surf at Pipeline

Banzai Pipeline, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Hang on the beach and watch the amazing surf!

Dinner at the Beach House

Haleiwa Beach House, Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Good food in a nicer restaurant on the north shore.

Grab lunch at the Food Trucks by Foodland/Sharks Cove

59-668 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA

Theres a fresh shrimp food truck and truck has amazing Poke!

Sushi at Bonzai Sushi

Banzai Sushi Bar, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Good sushi!

Surf or relax at V-Land

Velzyland Beach, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Great surf, also a good beach to hang at and watch the surf

Farm to Table Lunch at Kukuku Farms

Kahuku Farms, Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, HI, United States

Casual dining spot for a healthy, farm to table lunch. Smoothies & salads are delicious!

Healthy Eats & Bulletproof Coffee at the Sunrise Shack

The Sunrise Shack, Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Cute little side of the road spot to grab food, coffee, smoothies. They have bulletproof coffee and delicious papaya bowls!

Waimea Valley - botanical gardens/nature walk and waterfalls

Waimea Valley, Haleiwa, HI, United States

A 1mi. walk through beautiful botanical gardens to the Waimea falls.

Poke at Aji Limo food truck

Aji Limo Truck, Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Across from sharks cove. Great, fresh poke

Lunch at the Food Trucks in Haleiwa

Food truck haleiwa

A ton of food trucks to choose from: Korean BBQ, awesome Mexican spot with homemade tortillas, burgers, and Giovanni’s Shrimp truck.

Snorkel at Sharks cove

Sharks Cove, Pupukea, HI, United States

Grab snorkel gear and hop in. It is very shallow so be careful of rocks. You’ll see a ton of fish!

Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort, Hauula, HI, United States

This is the only big resort on the north shore. They have a public beach that’s great for snorkeling. Hang by the pool bar and listen to live music, enjoying the sunset.

Burgers at Seven Brothers

55-91 Naupaka St, Laie, HI 96762, USA

Local spot known for burgers and shakes! Cool surfer vibes.

Kualoa ranch

Kualoa Ranch & Zipline, Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI, United States

4000 acre ranch on the beach and in the jungle. We did an ATV tour around the property. It was fun! A ton of famous movies were filmed here - Kong. Jurassic Park, etc.

Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach, Kailua, HI, United States

Beautiful beach, you can see islands and atolls from. This is not a surfing beach, the water is very calm and so beautiful

Sunset at Waikiki

Duke's Waikiki, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States

Grab a table looking out st the beach for sunset. It’s amazing.

Dinner at The Pig and Lady in downtown Honolulu

The Pig and The Lady, North King Street, Honolulu, HI, United States

Amazing Vietnamese food! Get the tuna and fried chicken app. The pho was also amazing.

Roy's Beach House

Roy's Beach House, Kahuku, HI, United States

Great spot on the beach within Turtle Bay. We didn't have a reservation so found a spot at the bar. The food was great and Mai Tai's were strong!

Surfer, The Bar

Surfer, The Bar, Kahuku, HI, United States

This is bar within Turtle Bay. If there is a good concert playing definitely check it out! We saw Ron Artis & G Love live here -great show and good happy hour deals.

Beet Box Cafe

The Beet Box Cafe, Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head, Honolulu, HI, United States

Nice hike up! About 1-1.5hr in total. There are quite a lot of stairs at some points, but overall, this is not a hard hike. Beautiful views of the island from the top!

 

Watch the surf at Pipeline

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Banzai Pipeline, Haleiwa
Hang on the beach and watch the amazing surf!
 

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Dinner at the Beach House

Eat
Haleiwa Beach House, Kamehameha Highway
Good food in a nicer restaurant on the north shore.
 

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Grab lunch at the Food Trucks by Foodland/Sharks Cove

Eat
59-668 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa
Theres a fresh shrimp food truck and truck has amazing Poke!
 

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Sushi at Bonzai Sushi

Eat
Banzai Sushi Bar, Haleiwa
Good sushi!
 

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Surf or relax at V-Land

Explore
Velzyland Beach, Haleiwa
Great surf, also a good beach to hang at and watch the surf
 

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Farm to Table Lunch at Kukuku Farms

Eat
Kahuku Farms, Kamehameha Highway
Casual dining spot for a healthy, farm to table lunch. Smoothies & salads are delicious!
 

View on Map

 

Healthy Eats & Bulletproof Coffee at the Sunrise Shack

Eat
The Sunrise Shack, Kamehameha Highway
Cute little side of the road spot to grab food, coffee, smoothies. They have bulletproof coffee and delicious papaya bowls!
 

View on Map

 

Waimea Valley - botanical gardens/nature walk and waterfalls

Explore
Waimea Valley, Haleiwa
A 1mi. walk through beautiful botanical gardens to the Waimea falls.
 

View on Map

 

Poke at Aji Limo food truck

Eat
Aji Limo Truck, Kamehameha Highway
Across from sharks cove. Great, fresh poke
 

View on Map

 

Lunch at the Food Trucks in Haleiwa

Eat
Food truck haleiwa,
A ton of food trucks to choose from: Korean BBQ, awesome Mexican spot with homemade tortillas, burgers, and Giovanni’s Shrimp truck.
 

View on Map

 

Snorkel at Sharks cove

Explore
Sharks Cove, Pupukea
Grab snorkel gear and hop in. It is very shallow so be careful of rocks. You’ll see a ton of fish!
 

View on Map

 

Turtle Bay Resort

Eat Explore
Turtle Bay Resort, Hauula
This is the only big resort on the north shore. They have a public beach that’s great for snorkeling. Hang by the pool bar and listen to live music, enjoying the sunset.
 

View on Map

 

Burgers at Seven Brothers

Eat
55-91 Naupaka St, Laie
Local spot known for burgers and shakes! Cool surfer vibes.
 

View on Map

 

Kualoa ranch

Explore
Kualoa Ranch & Zipline, Kamehameha Highway
4000 acre ranch on the beach and in the jungle. We did an ATV tour around the property. It was fun! A ton of famous movies were filmed here - Kong. Jurassic Park, etc.
 

View on Map

 

Lanikai Beach

Explore
Lanikai Beach, Kailua
Beautiful beach, you can see islands and atolls from. This is not a surfing beach, the water is very calm and so beautiful
 

View on Map

 

Sunset at Waikiki

Drink Explore
Duke's Waikiki, Kalakaua Avenue
Grab a table looking out st the beach for sunset. It’s amazing.
 

View on Map

 

Dinner at The Pig and Lady in downtown Honolulu

Eat
The Pig and The Lady, North King Street
Amazing Vietnamese food! Get the tuna and fried chicken app. The pho was also amazing.
 

View on Map

 

Roy's Beach House

Eat Drink
Roy's Beach House, Kahuku
Great spot on the beach within Turtle Bay. We didn't have a reservation so found a spot at the bar. The food was great and Mai Tai's were strong!
 

View on Map

 

Surfer, The Bar

Drink
Surfer, The Bar
This is bar within Turtle Bay. If there is a good concert playing definitely check it out! We saw Ron Artis & G Love live here -great show and good happy hour deals.
 

View on Map

 

Beet Box Cafe

Eat
The Beet Box Cafe, Kamehameha Highway
 

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Diamond Head Hike

Explore
Diamond Head, Honolulu
Nice hike up! About 1-1.5hr in total. There are quite a lot of stairs at some points, but overall, this is not a hard hike. Beautiful views of the island from the top!
 

View on Map