Haleiwa: the gateway to Oahu’s North Shore. If you’re coming from Honolulu, you’ll be forced to drive through Haleiwa town in order to get to North Shore Oahu’s famous beaches– luckily, Haleiwa town is gorgeous in and of itself.
Dotted with local surf shops, food trucks, hipster eateries, and fine art galleries, Haleiwa blends old and new Hawaii, bringing the best aspects of modernity to a town that feels like it’s from a different time.
The aloha spirit is alive and well in Haleiwa, where people take time to connect with one another and visitors are welcomed like family. The speed limit is 30 mph through the quaint beach town, so expect traffic to move on ‘Hawaii time’. Oh, and don’t be surprised if you see trucks driving with some braddahs in the pickup!
If you’re a foodie, surfer, art lover, or just a fan of good old fashioned fun, then Haleiwa town is a must for your vacation. If you do stop by, make sure to try some local favorites like shave ice, ahi tuna poke, huli huli BBQ chicken, garlic shrimp, or an acai bowl. Once you’re re-fueled, it’s time to explore the world class beaches that North Shore Oahu is known for!