Fun Things to Do on Oahu’s North Shore

If you’re looking for a place to get away and have some fun, look no further than Oahu’s North Shore. This beautiful stretch of coastline is home to some of the best beaches in the world, as well as plenty of activities and attractions that will keep you entertained for days on end. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, we’ve put together a guide to the best things to do on Oahu’s North Shore. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for some unforgettable memories!

Waimea Falls

If you are a nature lover we highly recommend visiting Waimea Falls. Waimea Valley is a short drive from Haleiwa town and is a beautiful botanical garden filled with a variety of native plants and species. The walk to the falls itself is fairly easy and only takes about an hour round trip. Along the way, you will wonderful dispel of native plants and beauty. Once you reach the falls, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view of the cascading waterfalls. And if you’re feeling brave, you can even take a dip in the refreshing pool at the bottom!

Snorkeling at Sharks Cove

Sharks Cove is one of the best snorkeling spots on Oahu and is a must-visit for any water lovers out there. The cove is located at Pupukea Beach Park and is known for its clear waters and abundance of marine life. If you don’t have your own snorkeling gear, don’t worry, you can rent snorkeling gear from Surf N Sea. As always we always recommend before scheduling your snorkel adventure you check with the experienced Surf N Sea staff and the local forecast for weather and surf conditions.

And don’t worry – you can’t let the name scare you off. There are no sharks in this area, and its name comes from the outline of the reef that can look like a shark depending on where you look at it from.

Checking out the shops and restaurants in Haleiwa Town

After a day of exploring, you’ll probably work up an appetite. Haleiwa has a variety of yummy restaurants that will satisfy your hunger. Kua Aina is a local hamburger and sandwich shop that has become world famous and comes highly recommended. This quaint town is also home to a variety of gift shops, as well as a number of art galleries and boutiques. And if you’re looking for souvenirs, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the range of unique shops on offer.

Viewing the sunset from Waimea Bay

One of the best things about Oahu’s North Shore is that it offers some of the most incredible sunsets in the world. And there’s no better place to watch the sunset than from Waimea Bay. This world-famous bay is renowned for its huge waves, which make it a popular spot for surfing. But even if you’re not into surfing, it’s still worth checking out Waimea Bay to watch the sun dip below the horizon. It truly is a breathtaking sight!

Going on a whale watching tour

If you’re lucky enough to be on Oahu’s North Shore during whale watching season, then you definitely need to go on a tour. Whale watching season runs from December through April. You can book your whale watching tour at (surfnsea whale watching tour link here) During the tour, you’ll have the chance to see these majestic creatures up close and learn all about them. It’s an unforgettable experience that you’ll never forget!

We at Surf N’ Sea offer whale watching tours on our amazing catamarans. Check it out if you’re interested!

Stand Up Paddleboarding and Surfing

No trip to Oahu’s North Shore would be complete without stand-up paddleboarding or surfing. These are two of the most popular activities in the area and for good reason. The waves here are perfect for both beginners and experienced surfers alike. Contact Surf N Sea to book a surf lesson with one of the experienced surf instructors. And if you’ve never tried to stand up paddleboard before, there’s no better place to give it a go than right in the backyard of Surf N Sea. Launch right from Surf N Sea’s backyard on a paddleboard and paddle up the Anahulu River. Along the way, you may even see turtles or a manta ray. It’s the perfect place to enjoy paddling boarding from beginners to experienced paddlers. 

We at Surf N’ Sea offer a variety of rentals and lessons. surfing lessons, SUP lessons, scuba diving, and much more! Surf N Sea offers the island’s largest selection of ocean and beach accessories. Surf N Sea is truly your “One-stop shop ocean sports headquarters. We give you all that you need to learn and have a great time while doing it. Whatever activity you have in mind, one of our experienced staff members will help you plan and make it happen.


For the ultimate rush and adrenaline junky,  you’ve got to try skydiving on the North Shore. Imagine free falling from ten thousand feet free falling at 120 mph enjoying the beauty of the North Shore. This is the ultimate thrill and the ultimate view of the North Shore.

You’re Ready for Oahu’s North Shore

Now that you know some of the best things to do on Oahu’s North Shore, it’s time to start planning your trip! Trust us, you won’t be disappointed. This is one of the most beautiful and unique places in the world and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

if you’re looking for a little guidance or have some questions – we at Surf N’ Sea would love to assist you. Give us a call at at 1 (800) 899-7873 or email us at – we hope you’ve enjoyed this article!