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5 Cheap Things to Do on the North Shore of Oahu

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The North Shore of Oahu is surfing heaven. That’s why some of the prices here are a bit above the usual. But you can still have a great time on the cheap. You’ll find beautiful nature, great snorkeling spots and also affordable good food. Discover 5 cheap things to do on the North Shore of Oahu. All of these you can experience during our Private Oahu Islnad Tour aswell!

The North Shore of Oahu is surfing heaven

Waimea Falls

Firstly, one of the most beautiful waterfalls on Oahu you can find on the North Shore. It’s 45-feet tall and located in the heart of Waimea Valley. The hike to Waimea falls is one of the less challenging ones. The 3,5 mile distance is hiked most of the time on a flat and groomed trail. Also, you’ll feel like you’re in Jurassic World – the trail is located outside the botanical gardens. You can even swim in the waterfall as a reward.

Admission fee to Waimea Valley: $25 per adult

Shave Ice in Haleiwa (North Shore, Oahu)

A popular and cheap thing to do on the North Shore of Oahu is to sample shave ice in Haleiwa. Sounds weird? “Shave ice” is an icy dessert made by shaving an ice cube and flavoring it with syrup and other sweet ingredients. In the small historic town of Haleiwa, you’ll find several places to sample shave ice. The most famous is Matsumoto’s Shave Ice.

Price range at Matsumoto’s Shave Ice: from $3.50

Popular Shave Ice in Haleiwa

Snorkeling Shark’s Cove

Another affordable fun thing to do is snorkeling in Shark’s cove on the North Shore of Oahu. It’s one of the best snorkeling spots in the world. You can see colorful fish and sea turtles here. Shark’s cove is a small cove starting with a shallow area, so the snorkeling here is family friendly as well. However, you won’t see sharks here, though. It is named like that because of the shape of the reefs around the cove, which resembles a shark.

How cheap it is: snorkeling and the nearby parking lot are free

Snorkeling Shark’s cove

Visit Fruit Stands Close to Turtle Bay (North Shore, Oahu)

Act like a local on the North Shore and visit Kahuku and Kuilima Land Farms stands close to Turtle Bay. Here you can buy the best fresh local fruit cheap. Besides, this place is also famous for its banana bread. They are open daily from 7 am to 6 pm. When you’re bored, it’s a cheap thing to do. You’ll enjoy a short walk and get to know the flavors of the North Shore of Oahu.

Price range: cheap (check out Kahuku Land Farms visitor reviews here)

Lunch at Kahuku Food Trucks on the North Shore

Another cheap thing to do on the North Shore of Oahu to pleasure your tongue and belly is grabbing a lunch at Kahuku food trucks. The most iconic truck food you can find there is a plate of shrimps – especially garlic, Huli Huli chicken, bbq from all around the world, poke or acai bowls and much more.

Price range: depends on the price of ingredients (check out Mike’s Huli Chicken Menu)