North Shore real estate is great for those who love to surf! The North Shore is famous for its laid back life-style and international surfing spots and competitions, as well as the community’s strong desire to protect the area from further development. That said, the real estate on the North Shore of Oahu is a bit more rural than many other areas of the island and there is less in the way of commerce. As of now, there is only one major resort on the North Shore, Turtle Bay. Search for North Shore Real Estate on Oahu.