The Kamehameha Highway runs through town.
The town is small and pretty easily navigable on foot.
The Kahuka Mill Shopping Center is 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.