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Hale'iwa Travel Guide

• A WorldWeb.com Travel Guide for Hale'iwa, Hawaii.
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Welcome to Hale'iwa!

Over a century ago, businessman Benjamin J. Dillingham saw great potential where the town of Hale'iwa now sits. Dillingham wanted to build a grand hotel that would grace the end of the railway line he constructed to connect his sugar plantations. The beautiful beachside resort Dillingham called —Hale'iwa— is now gone, but in its place sits a scenic town that bears the same name. The community of Hale'iwa is a mecca for surfers and is located 24 mi (38.6 km) north of Hawaii's largest city, Honolulu. High waves, gorgeous beaches, surf shops and a laid back attitude continues to draw surfers from across Oahu to the old plantation town. Hale'iwa also has a museum that chronicles the history of the sport. The North Shore Surf & Cultural Museum houses an extensive collection of antique surf boards, memorabilia and numerous other items. Visitors who are not into riding the waves can relax in the calm water at Hale'iwa Beach Park, a popular swimming spot. Although the town is known for its water activities, it also boasts a prominent art scene. The Hawaiian Ethnic Art Museum features Indigenous art and a Maui Loa rock image collection.

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