North Shore Oahu.
Vendor travel fees apply.
The North Shore is about 45 miles from Waikiki, 1.5-2 hours drive depending upon traffic and time of day.
We've used a bunch of areas on the North Shore but, nowadays, you're pretty much looking at Turtle Bay and possibly, Alii Beach Park or Sunset Beach.
The entire North Shore is a high-traffic tourist destination and the beaches are always busy and especially in the Fall and Winter surfing season.
Our advice will always be to come to us and use a Honolulu/Waikiki or Windward location.
Simply spend the day or evening in Honolulu, hang-out, go to the beach, shop at Ala Moana, cruise Waikiki, drive around the island, have dinner in Waikiki, etc.. You're probably going to do that one day anyway. We've had many of our clients do just that.
If you are wanting a time near or at sunset, read more here first.