Surf town paradise
Located in the surfer town by the same name, Haleiwa Beach is a favorite by both locals and visitors. It’s split up into two sections by the Anahulu River’s mouth. On the southern side of the river you’ll find many small shops and a plethora of restaurants, and on the northern sides beach park there’s a basketball court, picnic grounds, and the Haleiwa War Memorial along the coastline.
Haleiwa’s calm waters provide optimal conditions for those learning to surf. In fact you’re likely to see many keiki’s (Hawaiian word for children) taking their first surf lessons at Haleiwa. That being said, Haleiwa is also a wonderful surf spot for the more seasoned riders who can enjoy catching consistent 6 footer waves.
This 19-acre beach and beach park give room for many activities. For those looking for a leisurely day, you can unfold those towels and unpack your picnic supplies while enjoying the views of surfers paddling out to catch some waves. There’s a chance of seeing green sea turtles in the area, and some like to lounge on the beach.
Excited to explore Haleiwa’s surrounding region? For the braver at heart, take a dip with the sharks by booking a tour at North Shore Shark Adventures. There’s also the Mokulēʻia Forest Reserve nearby where you can hike a 4.2 mile trail through the mountain range.
Looking for a bite, but forgot your fishing pole? Haleiwa has plenty of local eateries in the area like Kono’s Northshore for those looking to grab a fat burrito of you choice, and Cholo’s Homestyle Mexican who offer delicious margaritas plus Mexican style cuisine. For more choices check out our list of Food Options below.
There are a few great options for food nearby for dining in or for grabbing some grub to bring along.
At Haleiwa’s you can find parking within the lots or along the street. You also have the option to take the bus to a nearby stop. Bus Accessible (click for bus directions from your current location)
Haleiwa’s Beach offers a great place for fun with your family and friends. Additionally, the surrounding area has many activities for you to explore.