The Kamehameha Highway runs through town.
The town is small and pretty easily navigable on foot.
- Kahuka Mill Shopping Center. An old sugar mill that visitors can tour on their own.
Nearby golf courses include the 9-hole Kahuku Golf Course, as well as the championship Arnold Palmer and George Fazio courses on the Turtle Bay Resort.
Kahuku is near many surfing spots including the Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay, Pupkea, and Rocky Point.
Kahuku is known for its shrimp trucks along Kamehameha Highway. Those who stop can buy raw shrimp or cooked shrimp dishes like shrimp scampi, shrimp with garlic, and sweet & spicy shrimp. Most shrimp dishes come with rice and fruit or salad. Shrimp trucks include Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, Famous Kahuku Shrimp Truck, Blue Water Shrimp, Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp Hut, Macky's Kahuku Shrimp Truck, and Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp and Seafood and prices are generally less than $10 for a plate lunch.
- Kahuku Superette, 56-505 Kamehameha Hwy. This unassuming little market is a good place to pick up food and other things you might need, but those in the know also head here for some super tasty poke with rice on the cheap ($5 worth will satisfy all but the hungriest of Polynesians).
- Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, ☏ . A luxury resort on 880 acres, with 5 mi (8 km) of beaches and 12 mi (19 km) of trails. Private, luxurious condos like the four-bedroom Hale Kai Villa that begin at $2,000 a night are also available for celebrities and others who want all the amenities of the Resort but with more privacy and luxuries like a private pool, gourmet kitchen, and the availability of a private chef. Doubles, suites and cottages, $400-900.
- Turtle Bay Vacation Rentals (Beachside Ocean Villas and Kuilima Condos), 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy. Ocean villas from $576, golf course estates from $226.