Historic Haleiwa Town: North Shore-Oahu, Hawaii

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 On the way to north shoreWhat a way to spend a September 3, 2007 Labor Day but to jump in my car and cruise down to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii!  Being a Realtor Associate® on Oahu is a luxury and I surely don't take it forgranted. No matter where I take my clients there is going to be breathtaking scenery all around us and we have laws of the land to abide by such as in this post:  Purchasing Hawaii Vacant Land? Ancient Hawaiian Burial Sites and Laws

I had been cooped up in the house for two days resting my injured back. I woke up refreshed for the first time in two days and I did my morning ritual of checking my Active Rain blog for comments to respond to and so forth.  

A quick trip to the grocery store and I thought, "I can't sit here all day again" And off I went! T-shirt, jeans, camera and me. It's a ME Day! So I drive from Waipio Gentry, through Mililani, past Wheeler Army Air Base (Schofield Barracks is right behind it), through Wahiawa town and voila! Driving down the Highway I snapped the picture above because from here it opens up to a gorgeous view of the ocean and the first peek at the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii that's pictured in the distance.

 Haleiwa Boat Harbor and Beach

Entering Historic Haleiwa town. Haleiwa (Home of the Iwa bird) was a sugar plantation town for over 100 years until 1996 Wailua Sugar (Oahu's last sugar plantation) shut down. Haleiwa remained "country" and in 1984 Haleiwa was designated a Historic, Cultural and Scenic District. Shopping and places of interest: 

  • North Shore Market Place
  • Surf and Cultural Museum
  • Haleiwa Shopping Plaza
  • Wyland's Art Gallery
  • Haleiwa Art Gallery
  • Boutiques and Shops along the main street 
  • Haleiwa Joe's Restaurant (In 1899 this was a luxury 40 room hotel!)
  • Shell Craft stands and more! (below)

 Shell Craft Stand Haleiwa

 

I passed the Haleiwa Boat Harbor to the beach and got out to take some pictures. Above is the boat harbor with the Waianae Mountain Range in the background.

  • The Hawaii Shark Tours in Haleiwa was owned by notorious daredevil and shark feeder Jimi Hall who passed away in May of 2007 when he was filming himself parachuting off a 4,000 foot cliff  on Baffin Island and slammed into the side of the mountain.

 Kawailoa Ranch HaleiwaLocated right outside of Historic Haleiwa Town is the Kawailoa Ranch and they offer a wide range of boarding options. The North Shore of Oahu is also known for its history of ranching and farming too!

Kawailoa Ranch, Co.
61-676 Kam. Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712
phone: (808) 637-4224

The ranch was also conveniently located right before (and across the street) from the beach I was heading to so I pulled over to the right when I saw these horses grazing. Back in the 1970's (as a teenager) this ranch was the owned by the Meadow Gold Dairy. We would drive in and there was a small little petting zoo and a big milk cow. We would stop and tease the monkeys in the cage and pet the goat and peer at the cow. I watched the horses for awhile just minding their own business and oblivious to my presence and then went on my way. Laniakea Beach

Let's go surfin' now, everybody's learning how, come on and safari with me!  (beach boys surfin safari 1962)

Laniakea Beach, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii- Paradise of the Honu (sea turtle) watchers. Laniakea is also known for surfing and fishing and this was my favorite beach as a teen. (my high school boyfriend was an avid surfer)

Things to consider is you are thinking of purchasing coastal land: Hawaii Coastal Land: *Ponder Before Purchasing*

More Beaches and Parks on Oahu:

VIEW MY TOUR THROUGH HISTORIC HALEIWA TOWN AND PART OF THE NORTH SHORE!

 

 

Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman's Mililani Hawaii Real Estate Blog 2007©

www.hawaiihomesmarket.com

Century 21 Liberty Homes, Mililani, Hawaii

Office of the Hawaii Military Relocation Specialists for over 32 years!

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Bill Roberts
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WooHoo Sally, It is truly beautiful.

But I have a question. Do you need to take a special class to learn how to pronounce all those Hawaiian names? HSL?

Bill Roberts

Sep 05, 2007 01:04 PM #28
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Jo-Anne Smith
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Sally, this is an amazing post.  I flagged it and gave it a 5.  You would be a top notch travel and tourism writer if you ever wanted to do this on the side ...

WoW, it's so beautiful there. How lucky you are to live in such a serene and heavenly place......I'm so glad to see you are recuperated and out and about enjoying your wonderful countryside.

thanks for the tour...

Jo 

Sep 05, 2007 01:38 PM #29
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Sally- Again and again, you never cease to amaze me with how you put your Hawaii Localism posts together. I also like how you tie everything together and link to other posts that you write. This is very well put together. I love the RES, I am going to go show Nestor what he is missing right now! Beautiful and spectacular photos and scenes of true Hawaiian Beauty! Katerina
Sep 05, 2007 01:42 PM #30
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Midori:  I'm glad...I try to do that! I try to appreciate what I have here...you're welcome!

Bill: Been here since 1967....kind of grows on us. Did you enjoy the pictures and show?

Jo:  Right now I'm just enjoying doing it. I went to a tourism school for about six months many years ago and lost interest quick. lol. Yeah...back in the house today.

Katerina: I swear..you are going to get your way to come back here yet!

Sep 05, 2007 02:09 PM #31
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Oh Sally - what a beautiful day - wish I could have ridden along with you. Thanks for the RES, I feel like I did. I always love reading your posts; it is so obvious how much you enjoy Hawaaii.
Sep 05, 2007 04:38 PM #32
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Nice pictures and VT, I love the North Shore.  It is like another world up there.
Sep 05, 2007 04:41 PM #33
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Paula: Like you said..you just did on the RES. I love my home.

Randy: Thanks....but aren't you in another world anyway? lol!......on the post before this I linked your story.

Sep 05, 2007 04:46 PM #34
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Sally- I don't care for crowds and traffic either.  Pristine beaches and margaritas.
Sep 05, 2007 05:35 PM #35
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Ginger: I'm going to sound like a party pooper...I don't drink...lol! I'm just getting to middle life where I just hang out at home ......blogging....haha!
Sep 05, 2007 05:37 PM #36
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Sally this was beautiful - but I can not imagine what it costs to feed a horse in Hawaii
Sep 05, 2007 07:17 PM #37
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Hi, Sis!  It was great talking to you last night! 

This is for you.  <Click!>   This is not the train you heard last night while we were on the phone, but I'll get you a clip of that if you want.  That's my family on the steps.

This one is pretty cool, too.  It sounds like they're singing!  And look for the caboose at the end, those are little rentals, tiny cabins that they will take up into the wilderness on the train, leave you up there to rough it and then pick you up after your stay is done.  Pretty cool!  (But I prefer a posh hotel myself.)  <Click!> 

Who would have thought a train would be exotic to someone who lives in paradise??  LOL!

Great talking to you!! 

Sep 05, 2007 09:38 PM #38
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Thesa:I don't have to worry...all I have is an English Cocker Spaniel. The horse eats in a day what my doggie eats in a year..haha.

Sarah:  Nice talking to you too...(you're funny....I blab a lot  haha)  I would love to see a train again. I haven't seen one.....hmm.. Must have been at least over 20 years. For some reason it gives me a sense of peace, maybe nostalgia, uh. Can't explain it actually. Thanks...going to click click and be back to add to this.

Okay...I just watched both...I LOVED THEM!  I liked the whistling tune of the second one!  (I just caught myself smiling while writing...:)  Thank you so much and nice talking to you too!

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Hi Sally! What a gorgeous place to live. I need to visit Hawaii. It must be amazing to see that view every day. :) Great pictures.
Sep 06, 2007 07:23 AM #40
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Pam: Thanks for stopping by...and glad you liked the pics!
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Very true living in Hawaii we are in another world.  North Shore just takes it to a higher level.
Sep 09, 2007 03:51 AM #42
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Randy: Taking pictures of everything over here is fun...blue skies (except from volcano stuff from big island) wonderful scenery. I bet if we lived somewhere else we would think the same too.
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I am still amazed at horses in Hawaii - I know what hay costs here and we grow it here....
Oct 21, 2007 04:14 PM #44
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Thesa: I don't want to know how expensive it is to feed a horse. I already know the cost of a dog. haha.
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Yep, this is a great area......surfin' love that old song.....and your North shore is very famous for it.  My daughter was upset you didn't have any huge waves when we were there last time......well, maybe this time .
Oct 21, 2007 06:48 PM #46
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Kathy: Around what time did you visit last time?  Winter months are great for big waves on the north shore... not much for Waikiki

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