Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Pupukea

Pupukea Beach Park

With deep-blue waters, a varied coastline and a mix of lava and white sand, Pupukea, meaning ‘White Shell,’ is a very scenic stretch. The long beach encompasses three areas: Sharks Cove to the north, Old Quarry in t…
Hawaiian in Pupukea

Pupukea Grill

A favorite lunch spot for pro surfers, locals and visitors alike, this bright-blue truck is covered in surf gear and features an intriguing menu for a food truck. Think of a Japanese, Mexican and Hawaiian fusion tha…
Sandwiches in Pupukea

Sandys Sandwiches

This tiny green and blue trailer is incredibly popular and serves fresh sandwiches and salads using organic and local products whenever possible. The chicken pesto and turkey-and-brie sandwiches (each $10) are favor…
Seafood in Pupukea

North Shore Shrimp Truck

Owned and operated by a legendary local surfer, the North Shore Shrimp Truck is becoming just as legendary. You can get shrimp in three styles – garlic butter, lemon butter or spicy – each served with sushi rice and…
Thai in Pupukea

Elephant Truck

Locals swear that this is not only the best Thai on the North Shore, but the best on Oʻahu. It uses only locally grown produce and actually grows Thai basil, holy basil, mint, Thai chilis and lemongrass around the f…
Hawaiian in Pupukea

Sharks Cove Grill

Order your taro burger or ahi skewers from the food-truck window, pull up a rickety seat and watch the waves as a chicken pecks the ground nearby. Great beach food – try the banana pancakes for breakfast. The experi…
Supermarket in Pupukea

Foodland

Across from Pupukea Beach Park, pick up everything you need for a beach picnic from the deli or get groceries for DIY meals. This is the only supermarket along the North Shore east of Haleʻiwa, so if you need anythi…