Haleiwa is a North Shore community in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. Haleiwa is located on Waialua Bay
, the mouth of Anahulu Stream (also known as Anahulu River). This is a beautiful setting ideally showcasing spectacular holiday accommodations and lodging
; ranging from luxurious vacation rentals and charming condo rentals.
A small boat harbor is also located here, and the shore of the bay is surrounded by Haleiwa Beach Park and Haleiwa Alii Beach Park
; with many accommodation and vacation rental and condo rental options dotted around. Further west from the center of town is Kaiaka State Recreation Area on Kiaka Point beside Kaiaka Bay.
Haleiwa is about a one-hour drive from Waikiki. This sleepy little town
is a complete 180-degree turn from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Accommodations and vacation rentals reflect this laid back feel. Haleiwa is filled with local style and country ambiance
as well as cool surf shops and boutiques, understated restaurants and charming art galleries.
Rich with island history, Haleiwa is now the social and artistic hub of the North Shore.
Here you’ll find surfers fueling up at the restaurants in its plantation era buildings before hitting the famous beaches of Waimea Bay, Ehukai (Banzai Pipeline) and Sunset Beach. You’ll also find locals and visitors shopping, eating and winding down after a day in the sun.
Visit the North Shore Surf & Cultural Museum
, established in 1999, located at the North Shore Marketplace. The museum features a wide range of surfing memorabilia, including antique surfboards, photographs and videos that chronicle the history of the surfing. Each summer, the town puts on the Haleiwa Arts Festival
, a lively event featuring art demonstrations, trolley tours, storytelling and live entertainment. Book your accommodation and vacation rental well in advance as it does get booked out by local and international visitors.
The Waimea Valley Audubon Center, which showcases waterfalls and a garden filled with the diversity of Hawaiian cultural heritage.
There is also the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, which is a park designed to offer Haleiwan and various Hawaiian wildlife a protective and nurturing shelter. These are from the efforts of biologists and other scientists who are all giving their best to protect the endangered species of the world.
Haleiwa is a magnificent town that showcases that well known rustic feel of the good old Hawaiian lifestyle.