Oahu’s North Shore – Things to Do and See
Oahu’s North Shore area covers shorelone from Kawela Bay to the tip at Ka’ena Point State Park and as far inland as Wahiawa. In the center is the Haleiwa Ali’I Beach Park and several residential neighborhoods up and around the shoreline.
As with many places around the Hawaiian Islands, it’s a time to slow down and relax, enjoying the art galleries, restaurants, and landscape beauties of Oahu’s North Shore. This slower pace of life is something quite different from the fast-paced tourist trap of Honolulu and Waikiki. There are beautiful art galleries, shaved ice stands, local retail shops and boutiques. This is the small island life you’ve dreamed of.
In addition to the retail shops and outlets there’s also the North Shore beaches. As you leave Haleiwa Town there are two beaches heading East and West. Out to the West is the North Shore of Mokuleia. Across the famous Haleiwa Bridge called the Gateway to some of Hawaii’s most popular beaches you’ll enjoy the Waimea Bay Beach Park, Ehukai Beach Park and the Sunset Beach Park featuring 30 foot waves in the wintertime and home to some of the best surfing in the world.
At the Waimea Beach Park is the Audubon Center with beautiful waterfalls, and breathtaking landscape. Don’t miss the botanical gardens with over 300 species of tropical plants. While your here enjoy the North Shore scuba diving and golf courses also available.
In addition to some of the best surfing around are some tasty tidbits to sample such as the North Shore shrimp trucks throughout the North Shore area. Grab a bucket of shrimp and some Hawaiian shaved ice and head to the beach.
If you’re planning on making the North Shore your permanent or vacation home there are several properties for sale typically priced from about $150,000 to over $4 million for beachfront or oceanview property. There are several plots of land parcels to choose from if you looking at building your own Hawaiian getaway.
All up and down Oahu’s North Shore are beautiful sunsets, crystal blue waters, enchanting palm trees and the slower pace of island lifestyle you’ve been looking for. If you’d like to tour any of the current listings of homes for sale on the North Shore give me a call today. Images by: KenVanVleck, Simon_sees, Google Maps, Maureen Fukumoto