11 Reasons to Visit the North Shore of Oahu

The North Shore of Oahu has quickly become one of the places I feel most at home in the world. There is an “only good vibes” attitude among the people who live here and you feel it instantly. Couple that with delicious, no-frills food and some of the most idyllic scenery and beaches in the world, and you have yourself a perfect escape just 45 minutes outside of Honolulu. Here are 11 photos of the epic beauty that is the North Shore.

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The Byodo-In Temple is a replica of the 950-year-old temple in Japan. Ring the sacred Bon-Sho bell to bring happiness and blessings into your life.

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These lush rolling hills are part of the Kualoa Ranch, a private nature reserve and favorite backdrop for Hollywood’s epic blockbusters like Jurassic Park. Take an ATV tour and get lost in the unbelievable beauty of this 4000-acre paradise.

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These adorable beach bungalows line the main drag in the North Shore. I’m moving in.

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Right across from the Courtyard Marriott North Shore you’ll find this sliver of beach where you’ll witness the most glorious sunrises. Start every day here.

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The North Shore is only seven miles long and can easily be explored on a moped or motorcycle. Salty air and wind in your hair is the way to go.

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Sunset Beach is one of the most famous beaches on the North Shore. Hit Ted’s Bakery first (it’s across the street) and spend the day surfing or sunbathing.

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Turtle Bay Resort is one of the best places to have sunset Mai Tais while you watch local surfers catch the last few waves of the day.

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Colette Miller’s Global Angel Wings project has made its way to the town of Haleiwa. Colette said her wings represent your inner angel and the good we bring to this earth.

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For lunch make a pit stop at Giovanni’s shrimp truck and order the shrimp scampi plate. It’s garlic perfection. A North Shore ritual.

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Long days of beach-bumming with a couple of Longboards. “Liquid Aloha” indeed.

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In winter months, you will see at least three to four rainbows a day. I almost got into several accidents trying to photograph them while driving. Not recommended.  This rainbow sinking in to the horizon was pretty magical.

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Far away from busy Honolulu, you can find true tranquility on the North Shore of Oahu. Even in the middle of the highway!

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For more North Shore inspo, watch the Girls Meet Globe guide to The North Shore!

 

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