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Best Places to Take Photos In Oahu

ONBOARD THE CHOPPER

For the adventure-lover, one of the best photo spots in Oahu to shoot a 2000-foot waterfall is from a hovering vantage point so close you can almost feel the spray - snap a pic from the seat of a Paradise Helicopter.

TURTLE BAY’S HISTORIC BANYAN TREE

Hike or bike out to snap a shot of the Banyan Tree, one of the natural Oahu attractions used in many episodes of LOST and the Mermaids Lair in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'. Not to mention it is simply a natural phenomena to behold.

PU’U O MAHUKA HEIAU

From the top of Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau, the largest heiau (religious site or temple) on O'ahu, covering almost 2 acres. The name is translated as "hill of escape" and you can see the entire North Shore - a great opportunity for a panoramic.

UNDERWATER WITH A GOPRO

Underwater, of course. The must have shot of you swimming through the ocean blue - makes for a great facebook profile pic. We have GoPro's avialable for our guests to use free of charge at North Shore WaterShed. We also have GoPros available for purchase there.

HALEIWA

The Haleiwa Sign - Pull your car over to the side of the road and take a picture, the sign was created to capture the spirit of the Historic Haleiwa Town. Snapping this pic is on everyone's must-take list, for locals and globals alike.

SUNSET BEACH

"Sunset at Sunset". Sunset Beach has it all, broad ocean views, plenty of sand, great people watching, and getting that shot of the sun dipping into the ocean is almost guaranteed to be one of your best photo spots in Oahu.

MATSUMOTO’S SHAVE ICE

Enjoying a Matsumoto's Shave Ice. Matusomoto's is a North Shore landmark, established in 1951 and yes, worth the wait in line.

WAIMEA VALLEY

Waihi is one of the Oahu attractions of great interest and enjoyment, an amazing 45-foot waterfall and is approximately 3/4 of a mile from the park entrance of Waimea Valley. There is plenty of flora and fauna to shoot as you trek back towards Waihi, through areas where Ancient Peoples once lived.

PINEAPPLE FIELDS

From the Pineapple Fields high above the North Shore. The views of Mt. Ka'ala, down to the little towns of Waialua and Haleiwa, coupled with the texture of thousands of pineapple plants makes for an incredible shot.

HAWAIIAN SEA TURTLES

Honu. Hawaii's Green Sea Turtles can be found in the waters close to shore and sunning themselves on beaches all along the North Shore but most frequently at Alii Beach Park in Haleiwa.