The southern part of the island of Oahu features some of the island’s most-recognizable features, but it’s far from the only region of the island worth exploring. On the opposite end of the island, away from the busy streets of Honolulu and the somber history of Pearl Harbor, is Oahu’s stunning North Shore. Located between Ka’ena Point and Kahuku Point, the North Shore is a beach-lovers paradise, known for its large wintertime waves that attract surfers from all over the world to Hale’iwa, the region’s largest community.
The setting of movies and television shows like Lost, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Hawaii Five-0, the North Shore is a picturesque stretch of beautiful coastlines overlooked by lush greenery. Deeper inland, just west of the Koolau Mountain Range, the North Shore is bustling with activities and interesting sites that have turned this simple stretch of land into a tourism paradise!
What Awaits on the North Shore?
As the name implies, you know you’re going to be privy to some incredible water-based activities! Whether you decide to stretch out on the golden sandy beaches or dive deep into the crystal blue waters of the Pacific, the North Shore is a veritable playground of water sports and beach-side fun. Snorkel with the majestic creatures of the deep blue, get face-to-face with a shark, or just enjoy a relaxing boat ride on calm waters.
With a multitude of beach parks and places like Turtle Bay and Shark’s Cove at your disposal, the possibilities for some water-time fun are endless.
Ziplining and Other Thrills
The North Shore is home to the longest zipline in Oahu and a series of sky-high adventures at Keana Farms, giving you unforgettable access to picturesque views of the island’s expansive beauty. Your 3-hour zipline tour takes you high above ground, soaring through the canopies over courses ranging from 500 feet to almost half a mile long. Ride with a friend across 8 dual lines to get the most out of your high-flying fun!
To accompany your ziplining thrill ride, Keana Farms also offers a rappelling experience, sky bridges, and an ATV ride through the island’s lush terrain and dense rainforests.
When you’re on the North Shore of Oahu, there is plenty to see and do that you won’t want to miss out on!
Beyond the Adventure
Not everything in Oahu has to be about the adrenaline rush, which is why you’ll enjoy a stopover at the Dole Plantation, which sits at the southern edge of the North Shore. Learn how Hawaii grows some of the sweetest, most succulent fruit within this iconic plantation and maybe even sample some, straight from the source!