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Exploring Hawaii

Exploring Hawaii

What is North Shore?

You’ve already been introduced to parts of the North Shore in Hawaii — Waimea Bay and Laniakea Beach. But what is the North Shore exactly? The North Shore is a laid-back beach town at the northernmost point of Oahu (see map below). Think gorgeous beautiful beaches, gigantic untamed waves, and professional surfing!

Location:

North Shore. Oahu. Hawaii. Hale’iwa is the most popular North Shore town.

North Shore Map, Hawaii

North Shore Map, Hawaii

Let’s explore the North Shore!

I love this picture. Peaceful, quietness, in the middle of nowhere.

I love this picture. Peaceful, quietness, in the middle of nowhere.

It wasn't sunny but gloomy and rainy.

It wasn’t sunny but gloomy and rainy.

There’s lots of food trucks and shaved ice here, so off we went to find Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck! Not for me, of course. πŸ˜‹

Where is Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck located?

Here’s a map. Get it? Got it? Good. Let’s go find that Shrimp Truck!

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck Map

Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck Map

At Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck:

Found Giovanni's Shrimp Truck!

Found Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck!

A crowd of people.

A crowd of people.

Tables are available if you’re interested in dining here. FYI, it was busy, full, and packed!

The food. 12 shrimps and 2 scoops of rice.

The food. 12 shrimps and 2 scoops of rice.

Let’s explore North Shore some more!

That small town feel, but it's in Hawaii.

That small town feel, but it’s in Hawaii.

Shaved Ice Truck

Shaved Ice Truck

North Shore Marketplace

North Shore Marketplace

To the right: Surf Board Shop & Shaved Ice

To the right: Surf Board Shop & Shaved Ice

Seashell stand. Interesting...

Seashell stand. Interesting…

North Shore Surf Shop

North Shore Surf Shop

I’m feeling that laid-back beach, surfer atmosphere. It’s a whole different environment compared to the touristy Waikiki. I enjoyed my time here. Let’s come back when the sun is out. I want to feel the sunshine on my face on the North Shore. 🌞

Goodbye North Shore *waves*

Goodbye North Shore *waves*

North Shore, Hawaii. Soooo prettyyy!!

North Shore, Hawaii. Soooo prettyyy!!

Awesome place to be if you love being at the ocean, to surf, hangout with friends, and be chill. There’s nowhere else I would rather be than the North Shore in Hawaii. ❀ Have you been to the North Shore in Hawaii? How did you like it? What’s your favorite place and thing to do on the North Shore? 😊

Travel Tips:

  1. Small roads and small parking lots.
  2. About 1 hour drive from Waikiki.
  3. Rain or sunshine, it doesn’t matter. Visit North Shore anytime!
  4. Enjoy the laid-back beach life and appreciate its unique culture!

North Shore Adventures:

*Laniakea Beach Turtle Beach North Shore Hawaii*

*Waimea Bay North Shore Hawaii*

 

Waimea Bay North Shore Hawaii

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Aloha Waimea Bay! Waimea Bay is a beautiful beach on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. A famous surfing beach due to the large shore breaks during the winter season. In the summertime, the waters are more calm. A perfect time for swimming and snorkeling.Β Waimea Bay is also well-known for the gigantic rock (pictured above with me) called Jump Rock. It is approximately 25 ft high. You can climb up to the top of the rock and jump off if you choose to do so. If you’ve been here, have you jumped off the rock? Share your experience with me. πŸ™‚

Location:

North Shore, Oahu

Waimea Bay North Shore Map

Waimea Bay North Shore Map

Parking:

Free parking lot. Just watch out for chickens and roosters running around freely. They are so cute!

E komo mai! Welcome to Waimea Bay!

Learn about Waimea Bay.

Learn about Waimea Bay.

Some fun facts about Waimea Bay:

"A Special Place for Sea Life."

“A Special Place for Sea Life.”

Let the exploration begin! Waimea Bay. Hawaii.

Let the exploration begin!

Just looking at the sand. It looks reddish, don't ya think?

Just looking at the sand. It looks reddish, don’t ya think?

Views of Waimea Bay at a Glance:

Aloha Waimea Bay.

Aloha Waimea Bay.

Frontal beach, ocean view of Waimea Bay.

Frontal beach, ocean view of Waimea Bay.

Panoramic View of Waimea Bay.

Panoramic View of Waimea Bay.

Jump Rock!

Here's the infamous JUMP ROCK!

Here’s the infamous JUMP ROCK!

Warning: Jumping/Diving can cause serious bodily injury or death. For your safety, please stay off rock.

Warning: Jumping/Diving can cause serious bodily injury or death. For your safety, please stay off rock.

Yes, that’s what the warning sign says. If you simply look at the rock, it looks easy. If you’re there in person, it looks bigger and more dangerous. The waves were pretty strong when I was at Waimea Bay. I was almost pulled into the ocean just by dipping my feet into the ocean water! Luckily, nothing bad happened. I would only recommend experienced divers and good swimmers to participate in this activity.

The waves of Waimea Bay.

The waves of Waimea Bay.

*Watch the waves of Waimea Bay here*

Do you dare to jump off the rock? Waimea Bay.

Do you dare to jump off the rock?

*Watch the waves of Waimea Bay near the Jump Rock here*

A sudden change in weather at Waimea Bay.

A rainy and gloomy day at Waimea Bay. It's still beautiful by all means. :)

A rainy and gloomy day at Waimea Bay. It’s still beautiful by all means. πŸ™‚

The other side of the Jump Rock.

The other side of the Jump Rock.

Panoramic View of the Jump Rock at Waimea Bay.

Panoramic View of the Jump Rock at Waimea Bay.

*Watch the waters on the other side of the Jump Rock here*

I was pretty fascinated by it. πŸ™‚

Goodbye Waimea Bay…

It’s so green as ever.

Grass, everywhere...

Grass, everywhere…

A rooster roaming around the grass.

I see you. Waimea Bay. Hawaii.

I see you.

Hello and goodbye. Waimea Bay. Hawaii.

Hello and goodbye.

Have you been to Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Hawaii? How did you like it? Share your visit and experience!

Travel Tips:

  1. Free parking near the beach.
  2. Picnic tables, rest rooms (it smells though, lol), showers are available.
  3. Waves can get pretty strong, so be careful.
  4. Nice beach for a picnic if you’re not into swimming, surfing, or snorkeling.

North Shore Hawaii Adventures:

*Laniakea Beach Turtle Beach North Shore Hawaii*

*Explore North Shore Hawaii*

© Jennifer Nguyen