Kaihalulu Beach

North Shore & Central O‘ahu

A short walk along the beach east of Kuilima Cove is this beautiful, curved, white-sand beach backed by ironwoods. The rocky bottom means it's not great for swimming, but the shoreline attracts morning beachcombers. Continue another mile east, detouring up onto the bluff by the golf course, to reach scenic Kahuku Point, where fishers cast throw-nets and pole-fish from the rocks. This is Oʻahu's northernmost point.

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1. Kuilima Cove

0.55 MILES

Just east of Turtle Bay Resort is beautiful little Kuilima Cove with its perfect, protected Bayview Beach. On the bay's right-hand side is an outer reef…

2. Turtle Bay Beach

0.71 MILES

Immediately west of Turtle Bay Resort, Turtle Bay was named because of the green sea turtles that used to lay their eggs on the beach. Not any more,…

3. Kahuku Land Farms Roadside Stand

0.83 MILES

A number of local farm stands group together just west of the Turtle Bay Resort entrance. Stop here for a fresh-cold coconut water ($3) and to peruse the…

4. Kawela Bay

1.46 MILES

West of Turtle Bay Resort, a 1.5-mile shoreline trail runs over to Kawela Bay. In winter you might spy whales cavorting offshore. After walking round…

6. Kahuku Farms

2.34 MILES

Take a tractor-pulled wagon tour through the taro patch and fruit orchards at this family farm – sampling included. Then stop at the gift shop for bath…

7. Sunset Beach Park

3.91 MILES

Like many beaches on the North Shore, Sunset Beach has a split personality. In winter big swells arrive, along with pro wave riders and the posse of…

8. Malaekahana State Recreation Area

5.01 MILES

The long, relatively uncrowded beach with buff-colored sand is popular with families. Swimming is generally good here year-round, although there are…