From sea to land, the North Shore of Oahu is known as the backyard of Oahu and the perfect playground for families!

North Shore Surf Lessons Haleiwa HI
Family-friendly surf lessons

Learning to surf as a family is a great way to build self-confidence in your children and to bond over new and fun experiences. To book a family-friendly surf lesson, go here.

Hiking together as a family is also a wonderful activity to engage in on the North Shore of Oahu.

Waimea Valley is our recommend go to. It’s an easy 2-mile walk through one of the top eight botanical collections in the world to a waterfall that, when flowing, you can swim under.

Waimea  Valley
Swimming under a waterfall at Waimea Falls Park on Oahu’s North Shore.

Horseback Riding on the North Shore of Oahu

Our friends at Happy Trails Hawaii are located overlooking lush Waimea Valley. Their friendly wranglers escort you through the rustic beauty of a tropical forest. Scenic vistas along the trails provide panoramic views of the Waianae mountain range,  Kaena Point, and the deep blue ocean waters of the fabled north shore surf beaches.

Happy Trails Hawaii Offers rides to children as young as 6 years old.