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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #12 of 47 Attractions in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ghent, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

very clever how they protect the turtle eggs - also a good idea to show some baby green turtles in the aquarium. makes it a more natural way of this sandy coast area

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Uk
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16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

At first we went to the wrong beach , we went to the beach that was next to the Lara Beach Restaurant and was very surprised at the state of the beach, however just further up and around (I recommend a good car to get you to the beach) is Lara Beach. Crystal clear waters, clean un littered beach (I... More

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Lichfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lara Beach is fantastic, beautiful sand and great expanse with sand dunes at the back. Quite a drop down from the road area which was clogged with quad bikes. Having climbed part way down you come across the conservation station which has a tank with small baby turtles in it and lots of information on the walls of the building.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The beach at Lara Bay is definitely worth a visit. We travelled with our hire car along the tracks from the north! Be prepared for a long bumpy and somewhat scary ride but once you get to the beach it is worth it. It was secluded when we got there and we enjoyed a lovely peaceful hour until the tour... More

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Leicestershire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I have just come back from Lara bay and we absolutely loved it!! What a drive getting there in our hire car but fab scenery en route and then the beach - wow!! Quiet and lovely sand which our little girl absolutely loved..yes there is no cafe on the beach but there is one just before that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It has been said before, but prepare for a rugged drive and don't attempt this drive, if you are not confident driving off Tarmac road nor if you like barriers between the road and a cliff.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

it's wild beach with great waves. for those who likes wild beaches, to be alone or with the family.we don't sea turtles((to get there by yourself you can if you have a car

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We hired a Suzuki Vitara in Paphos. Cost 70 euros for the day but cheaper than a Taxi (120 Euros) or VIP jeep trip(180 euros). The drive takes about 35 mins and is straightforward. Get to the end of the road and keep going. Ignore the sign for turtle beach and restaurant, then you get to a cafe/kiosk at the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not really a turtle conservation centre. More of a wood shack on a public beach with some baby turtles in a small tank. Disappointing to say the least.

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England
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The road was pretty rugged, a 4 wheel drive would be best suited to this. Due to the time we visited (August afternoon) no turtles were present. There is a nice cafe though to grab refreshments before attempting the road back.

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