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Recent North Shore Oahu reviews

  • Stunning home in gorgeous location!

    "After much research, and very little knowledge of the North Shore, we chose this home and hoped for the best. I can assure you, it was everything and more! The homeowner has excellent taste. It is tastefully designed and decorated, yet still exudes a laid back vibe. The entire back wall of the home disappears, exposing an amazing view and leaving you no choice but to chill... We learned after arriving that the location is the absolute best on the North Shore. Everyone we talked to in town was amazed when we shared that we were on Sunset beach. In fact, one day we drove to another beach to get surf lessons for the kids, and the instructor decided to take us to her favorite secret place. Turned out it was literally right in front of our house! We had 5 children with us, ranging from 4-12, and they literally cried when it was time to leave. There are very few places to go out to eat, which is part of the charm. Plan on bbqing and chilling, as that is the North Shore vibe. We'll definitely be back to this home!"
    Guest: Mike L. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 22, 2014
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  • Awesome location. Great house. Highly recommend

    "Awesome house with everything you need to relax and enjoy. We used the BBQ along with the hot tub and the 4 cruiser bikes. Loved that we were just a walk away from Foodland and a coffee shop and a beautiful snorkelling spot. Highly recommend this house to anyone."
    Guest: Leanne M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 2014
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  • Perfect Location

    "This is a great little beach cottage far away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. It is a great location to visit the North Shore and leeward side of Oahu. It is very basic but was very clean and comfortable. The price was right. Would stay here again."
    Guest: Joseph Gamble1 Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 20, 2014
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  • LEGENDARY!

    "We had a wonderful time staying at Wahi Pana for 10 days! There were 4 of us, 2 couples. and there was an ample amount of room. Washer and dryer were nice to have available. We used them almost daily to wash towels used at the beach. The home provides plenty of towels for bathing and beach. There was also boogie boards, snorkel gear, and beach toys for us to use. Cable was available at the home, it was nice at the end of long days to relax and watch TV. We rarely used the downstairs area. The home was located in an ideal location; the neighborhood and community were quiet. We loved being away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, but it was close enough to drive there when we wanted. We just grouped our activities for that side of the island into a day or two. There are great beaches, activities, and food trucks around the house also. We never wished we were closer to anything; it was very central to all of these things. We would love to come back every year and stay at the house every time! It was the whole package and definitely worthy of the Wahi Pana namesake. Definitely recommend North Shore Tacos right down the street, Kahuku Grill (10 minutes away), Seven Brothers (both the truck in the Chevron parking lot and the location by Foodland), Papa Ole's for pancakes (5 minutes away) and the shaved ice down in Haleiwa. There's a new "attraction" about 10 minutes away, Keana Farms Zipline, which was an awesome experience! The golf course in Kahuku was definitely a North Shore experience; highly recommended."
    Guest: Greg Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 5, 2014
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North Shore Oahu Travel Tips

Oahu's North Shore has been attracting visitors for years due to its beautiful beaches and panoramic views. The area that makes up the North Shore is between Ka'ena Point and Kahuku Point and is located 28 miles from Waikiki.

The weather in Oahu is warm so be sure to pack your summer clothes no matter what season you're visiting. Since it'll be cool in the evenings, you may want to consider bringing along a sweater or light jacket. The average temperature in Oahu is between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit when the summer air is warmer and drier. Although it cools down between December and March, the trade winds keep the temperatures comfortable throughout the year.

North Shore Attractions

The area is best known for its massive waves and surfers from all over the world flock there to test them out. If you want to find the best surfing spots on the North Shore, be sure to visit Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach. However, the most notable surfing spot is Ehukai Beach, also known as Banzai Pipeline. Annual surfing competitions are held at the North Shore including the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing and the Billabong Pipeline Masters. These three competitions make up the Triple Crown of Surfing. Even if you've never been surfing, there are several surf schools on the North Shore that can help you get acquainted with a long board.

If you visit Oahu's North Shore during the summer months, you can expect to see calm waters that are perfect for snorkeling, diving and swimming. The water is crystal clear and the beaches are among the most beautiful in the world, so spending a lot of time here during your trip is a must.

You'll want to check out Waimea Valley where there's a world class botanical garden at Waimea Falls. You can also visit ancient Hawaiian cultural sites and learn more about the islands. Waimea Valley offers a North Shore Eco Tour and the Hawaiian Hiking Company will take you off the beaten path on a privately guided hike through the Hawaiian rainforest. If you want to get a bird's eye view of the North Shore, take skydiving and glider rides at Dillingham Airfield.

Keana Point State Recreation Area features rare native plants and the opportunity to spot sunbathing seals. Although there is no shade or fresh water, the point is still a sight to see as there are picturesque views and the chance to see humpback whales spouting and breaching from November through March. Bringing along a camera to Keana Point State Recreation Area is a must due to the incredible views and wildlife.

Things to Do in North Shore

Haleiwa: Shopping and dining are just some of the many things you can enjoy in the town of Haleiwa. Women's clothing stores include Silver Moon Emporium, Island X Hawaii, Patagonia and Growing Keiki. There are also a number of surf shops including North Shore Boardriders Club, Tropical Rush and Strong Current where you can pick up your gear as you get ready for surfing lessons. If you want to grab a bite to eat in Haleiwa, be sure to stop by Opal Thai. This food truck is one of the best in town and offers a unique dining experience. You'll find what some may argue is the best shrimp on Oahu at Macky's Kahuku Sweet Shrimp Truck. Don't fight off the urge to sink your teeth into a delicious cupcake. Waialua Bakery offers delectable desserts as well as healthy sandwiches.

Mokuleia Beach Park: While in the North Shore, don't forget to check out Mokuleia Beach Park, the filming location for the popular television show "Lost." The park is located on a remote part of the island's northwest point and is 10 miles from the nearest store. This isolated area looks like a deserted island, and is surrounded by turquoise water and powder white sand. Expect to encounter sea turtles and other marine life. You can spend a whole day without seeing another individual at this picture-perfect secret find.

Puu O'Mahuka Heiau: This viewpoint and religious site offers panoramic views from a bluff located high over Waimea Bay. Puu O'Mahuka Heiau is on the National Register of Historic Places and was once the site of human sacrifices. The land of Puu O'Mahuka Heiau covers 2 acres and historians believe it may have been constructed as early as the 1600s. Today, there is a path that leads you to Heiau and the stone walls that outline it.

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