Haleiwa, Hawaii

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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Turtle Beach

    5.0
    Laniakea beach or Lani’s, is a world-class surf break located on the North Shore. It is also referred to as “Turtle beach”, because this natural sanctuary attracts so many of the endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle or “Honu”...making this the perfect place to see a few up close. If you're drivi...
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  • Waialua, Hawaii

    Peacock Flats and Three Corners

    10.42 mi / 2270 ft gain
    Parking is pretty straightforward once you are on Farington Highway coming out of Haleiwa. There's a small dirt lot on the east side of the gate and grass parking to the west. Once you go through the first gate and see the Mokuleia Forest Reserve Access Road sign on your right, you'll know you're...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Waimea Bay

    4.7
    If you're looking to get away from the summer crowds of Waikiki, you should consider heading to the North Shore, especially in the summer. Although this season is considered the off-season on this side of the island, it simply means the North Shore transforms into a gentle, family-friendly 7-mile...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Waimea Falls

    1.0
    2.18 mi / 240 ft gain
    The hike to the Waimea Falls offers both the natural beauty of a tropical rainforest, as well as the unique, in situ opportunity to learn about local history. Although this hike can be crowded, it is definitely worthwhile to see and swim in this amazing Hawaiian waterfall. The approximately mile...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Three Tables

    4.6
    Even though the North Shore of Oahu is known for big waves in the Winter, in the Summer months (northern hemisphere) there can be a ton of great beaches to relax at and spend the day. Three tables is one of those places that can be sometimes overlooked, but well worth the stop if you are headed u...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Shark's Cove

    4.8
    Are you looking to get away from the crowds at Hanauma Bay? If you've got your family or it's just you and a few friends looking to do some snorkeling, free diving or exploring underwater caves, then Shark's Cove is your spot. There is no fee to enter the cove, just park on the side of the street...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Catch the Sunset at Pupukea Beach Park

    5.0
    Pupukea is located on the North Shore of Oahu.  This beautiful spot is a great place to catch the sunset.  During the winter time there can be very large surf, so be extra careful not get too close to the water's edge. It's a popular spot for locals and tourists to just relax and enjoy the Island...
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  • 59178 Ke Nui Road, Hawaii

    Hike to Ehukai Pillbox

    4.0
    2 mi / 300 ft gain
    This hike starts directly across from Banzai Pipeline, the famous barreling wave at Ehukai Beach.  It only takes half an hour to get to the pillbox so it's a great hike to do at sunset but bring a headlamp.  IF you don't hike at sunset it's still an incredibly beautiful hike with views of Pipelin...
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  • Waianae, Hawaii

    Makua Beach

    Getting There:  From Honolulu, head west on the H1 and follow signs for Waianae. Continue as the H1 turn into Farrington highway and drive along the coast. On your way to Makua Beach you will pass through Waianae and a couple small towns; depending on your schedule you may stop at a couple beache...
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  • Kapolei, Hawaii

    Yokohama (Keawaula Beach)

    5.0
    Getting There:   Traveling from Honolulu, follow signs toward Waianae: the H1 turns into Farrington highway (93) as you reach the west side of the island. Continue on Farrington highway until you reach the yellow gate marking the end of the road and Yokohama will greet you. As you drive through t...
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  • Kapolei, Hawaii

    Hike to Ka'ena Point

    4.5
    5 mi
    The Ke'ana Point Trail winds along the shore of O'ahu from Waianae on the West to Mokuleia on the North. You'll have the chance to see monk seals and multiple species of protected birds.To access this hike from Honolulu drive West on the H1 towards Waianae. Eventually the H1 will become Farringto...
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  • Kahuku, Hawaii

    Hike from Turtle Bay to Kawela Bay

    5.0
    3 mi / 0 ft gain
    Once you get to the Turtle Bay resort, you just follow the signs to Kawela Bay/ the Stables. From there the signs are super easy to follow, with options ranging from 0.5mi to 3.0mi. and you can do this as a simple out-and-back or as a longer loop that takes you through Banyan forests, beaches and...
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  • Wahiawa, Hawaii

    Hike the Poamoho Ridge Trail

    6.6 mi / 1968 ft gain
    Access: There are two options for accessing the trailhead:  (1) Get a permit from the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Oahu so you can drive the 6-mile dirt road to the true trailhead. The permit provides you car access through the locked gate and is only available on weekends and holidays. You'...
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  • Kahuku, Hawaii

    Camp at Malaekahana State Recreation Area

    Want to visit the beautiful North Shore but on a tight budget? Camping is the trick. On my last two trips to Oahu this has been our primary base camp for our adventures. The campground sits only a 5 minute drive east of Turtle Bay resort, right next to the town of Laie. This means is only 10-20 m...
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  • Hauula, Hawaii

    Kayak Kahana Stream

    Start at Kahana Bay in Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park on Oahu's windward coast, between the towns of Kaneohe and Laie. Paddle for as long as you'd like! The current gets stronger further upstream.
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  • Honolulu County, Hawaii

    Kahana Rainforest River Kayak

    Kahana Bay is the last public Ahupua’a on Oahu. The Ahupua’a is the traditional Hawaiian land division system. Each Ahupua’a contains a cross section of the island so that each slice of land meets the needs of the inhabitants by containing all resource zones necessary for subsistence. Typically, ...
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