Hale‘iwa’s most popular bar draws the crowds at night and doubles as a restaurant by day. Located in the North Shore Marketplace, Breakers (66-250 Kamehameha Hwy., 808/637-9898, 8am-2am daily, $11-24) serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but the surf-themed restaurant is best known for its full bar and relaxed beach vibe. Packed with surf memorabilia and one of the few places in Hale‘iwa that stays open late, it often hosts big parties and has live music.

Turtle Bay Resort, situated right on the point, is a great place for a sunset beverage.

Turtle Bay Resort, situated right on the point, is a great place for a sunset beverage. Photo © Kirt Edblom, licensed Creative Commons Attribution & ShareAlike.

Many people on the North Shore venture to Turtle Bay Resort (57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., 808/293-6000 or 800/203-3650) to visit the only outdoor bar where you can grab a drink and watch the surf, the The Point (808/293-6000, 10am-8pm daily, $8-19), better known as the Pool Bar. Stiff mai tais and other tropical drink concoctions are their specialty. Situated right on the point, this is a great place for a sunset beverage.

Inside the resort there is Surfer, The Bar (808/293-6000, 6pm-midnight daily, $12-24), a modern mixed-media bar centered around surfing and its legacy on the North Shore. Along with a light food menu, they offer tropical drinks, wine by the glass, and a bunch of local beers. Check out Talk Story Wednesday, where prominent figures in the surf industry share their stories for the crowd. Video and live music also add to the experience.


Excerpted from the First Edition of Moon Hawaiian Islands.