Haleiwa is a beach-side town on the stunning island of Hawaii. Those looking to vacation in Hawaii will love this town for its culture, welcoming spirit, and convenience. If you are relocating to this area with a furry friend or two, you will only be about thirty minutes from one of five animal hospitals on the island. Part of the city of Honolulu, Haleiwa is known for its beaches and parks that are a great place for you to spend the day, week, or the whole summer with your dog. With eleven dog friendly restaurants along the main strip, there is never a dull or hungry moment in Haleiwa.
Dog owners coming to Haleiwa will love the popular Haleiwa Alii Beach Park. Dogs are welcome here off-leash to splash and sniff all over the place if they desire. Far from traffic, this is a safe environment for dogs of all sizes to explore the water and enjoy the sand with their pet parents. The famous Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck is located in the southern part of town. Giovanni’s serves up some of the freshest seafood around to a loyal customer base. You can enjoy their food in a casual outdoor environment and then head to Scoop of Paradise for a cool treat for both you and your dog to enjoy and beat the heat in style.
Central Haleiwa is close to several beaches and parks and is also home to many dog-friendly eateries. You can start your day with breakfast at the Beet Box Café. Their outdoor seating will give you and your dog the breath of fresh air you need for an amazing day at the Kaiaka Bay Beach Park. Complete with an off-leash area, this park is a pawfect way to spend your day. Pack plenty of towels and waste bags on your way out to this hot spot. Head over to Matsumoto Shaved Ice to beat the heat before heading to Uncle Bo’s Pupu Bar and Grill for dinner with your fuzzy pal!
Waialua is just minutes east of Haleiwa and is home to the quaint and tranquil Pu’Uiki Beach Park. This sandy oasis is the perfect place for you and your dog to spend an afternoon; just don’t forget your leash and waste bags for the journey. When you get hungry, you can head over to Jerry’s Pizza Mill and enjoy a slice on their outdoor patio while your dog enjoys the shade and a break from the heat. If you are looking for a place to walk while you digest your lunch, head over to Waialua District Park for a leisurely stroll to round out your day in this seaside town.
If you are looking for a place to sit and thing and enjoy this gorgeously pawesome island, check out Mokuleia. Just fifteen minutes from Haleiwa, Mokuleia is full of green spaces and small parks where you can sit and watch the water. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the sunset from the Makaleha Beach Park. Pack a bag full of water, towels, and your dog’s favorite beach toys for a day out exploring Mokuleia’s landscape and terrain. Make sure you check out the Aweoweo Beach Park if you are looking for a barkin’ good adventure where you can chase fish and splash around with your dog.
Pupukea is a forest reserve town with a small strip of amenities and activities for visitors traveling with furry friends of all sizes. The Pupukea Forest Reserve features protected trails that you can visit as long as you and your dog clean up after yourselves. You can check out The Ehukai Pillbox Hike if you are looking for a challenge. If you want local food that is just to bark for, you should check out Pipeline Pita’s food truck. You can grab some Mediterranean fusion from the friendly truck staff and enjoy your meal while you walk to your next adventure with your dog.
Makaha is an hour from Haleiwa, due to the mountainous terrain that is just not designed for vehicle passage. The scenery and local food is well worth the trip around the various forest and mountain reserves. You will find yourself enthralled with the beauty of the Makaha Beach Park. Your dog can run off-leash here and splash and play to her heart’s desire while you enjoy some much-needed fun in the sun. When you both get hungry, head over to Coquito’s authentic Puerto Rican, Colombian, and Caribbean cuisine that you can enjoy on their outdoor patio with your pet. Make sure you bring plenty of waste bags, water, and a Frisbee for your stay in Makaha!