Located approximately one hour's drive from Waikiki, Haleiwa Town is the North Shore's most famous surfing village. Much the opposite of the hustle and bustle in world-famous Waikiki, Haleiwa reminds visitors to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. Things like locally-owned small businesses, amazing local coffee and the legendary Hawaiian Shave Ice.
Haleiwa Town is quaintly nestled on the shores of Waialua Bay near the mouth of the Anahulu Stream on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. In the Hawaiian language, Haleiwa translates roughly into "House of the Frigate Bird". The ancient Hawaiians settled this area around the year 1100 AD. Haleiwa was optimal for a civilization due to it's rich ocean waters and fertile lands near the banks of the Anahulu and Kaukonahua Rivers.
Modern day Haleiwa is an easy walking town. You could stroll from one end of the village to the other in less than 30 minutes. However, be sure not to miss the many art galleries, restaurants and surf shops along the way!!
For more information about Haleiwa Town, please visit http://haleiwatown.com.