North Shore Oahu is considered a world-class holiday destination thanks to its fantastic beaches and perfect surfing conditions. Easily the most popular reason to head for North Shore Oahu vacation rentals is to enjoy the wonderful surfing, especially if you’re talented or experienced in the sport.
Around North Shore Oahu vacation accommodation are a number of small resort towns offering lovely beaches along seven miles of coast. The atmosphere here is relaxed and friendly, and the main tourist hub is Hale’iwa, where you’ll find a number of restaurants and other amenities.
Serious surfers arrive at North Shore Oahu self-catering accommodation in the winter months, when the waves are much bigger. It’s recommended that only people with a relatively large amount of experience venture out into the water at this time of year, as the surf can be spectacular, but also quite treacherous in places.
If you’re simply a fan of the sport, then you could come to North Shore Oahu vacation rentals between November and February to catch some of the world’s top surfing competitions. For instance there’s the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing in Pupkea, which is a five week-long event labelled the “Superbowl of Surfing”. The beach on which the event takes place, Waimea Bay, boasts some lovely scenery. In the summer months the surf here is also much gentler, making it a great place to come for a swim. Close to the beach is also Waimea Valley, a picturesque botanical attraction that also encompasses a natural waterfall – Waimea Falls.
The island’s and state’s capital, Honolulu is towards the south of Oahu, about 45 minutes from North Shore Oahu self-catering accommodation. One of the most iconic attractions here is the famous Waikiki Beach, a beautiful stretch of white sand and an ideal spot for swimming and sunbathing. Meanwhile if you’d like to find out more about Hawaiian history, there’s the Bishop Museum, which features a mixture of artefacts and natural history exhibits.
North Shore Oahu vacation accommodation is set on an island with a pleasant year-round climate, with little variation when it comes to temperature, which reaches highs of around 32 degrees throughout the year. There is a difference in precipitation, with noticeably more rainfall in winter.
Travelling from the UK, the most convenient way to get to North Shore Oahu vacation rentals would be to fly via an American mainland airport, like Los Angeles (LAX) or Denver (DEN) with Virgin, American Airlines or British Airways, before connecting to Honolulu Airport (HNL) with Continental or Delta.