north shore lifeguard
north shore lifeguard

The North Shore

The iconic North Shore of Oʻahu is among Hawaiʻi’s most coveted locales. Sun-drenched beaches make up eleven miles of the area’s 17-mile coastline, where jaw-dropping surf and 360-degree views set the stage for every activity. Historic Haleiwa town features specialty shops and boutiques with their own local flavor. Nearby parks and conservation areas wait to be explored, including picturesque Waimea Falls.

Roughly a one-hour drive from Honolulu and Waikiki, the North Shore gives way to the most beautiful stretch of scenery on the island of Oʻahu. You’ll be amazed at how much beauty you’ll find here.

North Shore surf

Legendary Surf 

Winter doesn’t mean much in terms of weather here in Hawaii. But the season that stretches from October to March means only one thing here on the North Shore: surf season and the swell of the powerful sea. There’s a reason the North Shore is known as the big wave surfing capital of the world. 

The best surfers in the world are drawn to our shore and whether you’re here to catch your next big wave or simply enjoy marveling at the power of Mother Nature, the North Shore puts on quite a show, with multiple 20-foot plus swells a season, some reaching as high as 40 feet. At Turtle Bay, we’re proud of our legendary surf DNA and our deep connection with the North Shore community. 

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North Shore Highlights

  • Kahuku Food Trucks - 3 miles
  • Sunset Beach - 4.9 miles
  • Pipeline - 5.1 miles
  • Waimea Valley & Waterfall - 7.6 miles
  • Polynesian Cultural Center - 8 miles
  • Historic Haleiwa Town - 11 miles

Aerial view of Turtle Bay Resort
About Turtle Bay

A truly iconic Hawaiian landmark, Turtle Bay has become synonymous with the unique experiences and stunning vistas that can only be found on the Super Natural North Shore of O'ahu. 

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Our Kuleana

We define Kuleana as a reciprocal relationship between ourselves and the environment we inhabit. It is our kuleana to nurture and cultivate this sacred land, form meaningful relationships with our communities, and protect our rich and diverse culture.  

Kuilima Farm at Turtle Bay Resort
Kuilima Farm

Kuilima means “holding hands with the land,” and our vision for this 468-acre agricultural land is to help promote sustainable food production for our island community and the generations to come.

Turtle Bay Foundation
Turtle Bay Foundation

As the charitable giving arm of Turtle Bay Resort, the Turtle Bay Foundation is dedicated to enriching the communities of O‘ahu’s North Shore and Ko‘olauloa region. 

Palm trees blowing in the breeze.

Explore Turtle Bay

Stroll the property in any direction and you’re bound to discover an unforgettable local arts, dining, or cultural experience

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