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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #9 of 46 Attractions in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Only down side to this beach is getting there. It's off road and out the way . Flat sandy beach and sea is clear ideal for kids . As its where the turtles breed there is no bar so pack drinks and food. Turtle nests are all over the beach in August so you have to keep your eyes open... More

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Whiston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Wonderful experience and well worth a visit. A great deal of information was given including historical info. The meal was good in the village of Latchi.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Access by 4x4. Its fantastic that they protect the nests, however, the litter on the beach was very disappointing. Went for a lovely swim at the far side of the beach near the rocks. Also saw locals parked too far down the beach in their own 4x4s, level if not past the nest sites which we thought was inconsiderate.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Good work by the team with support from turists & locals. Saw newly hatched turtles and the beach & nesting sites.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a must go place. It is not the easiest of places for access and I would not recommend it if you have mobility problems as the access to the beach it self from where you park your car is not disable friendly. The beach is quite big and isolated with regards to civilisation. Not to say that you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went as part of a trip and were disappointed to see 5 baby turtles in a tiny tank and more rubbish on and around the beach area than you can imagine from the lazy sunbathers...The conservationists do a fantastic job and this didn't come across really which is a shame.

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Fettercairn, Laurencekirk,United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

ssshhhh dont tell many people but is a fantastic place to visit a bit difficult to get there but will be going back next year at night to try and see some turtles.beautiful bay and water very warm the sdtaff at the cafe are very informed and helful

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Larnaca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful soft sand, crystal clear waters in the middle of (nearly) nowhere. An hours drive from Paphos which includes about 40 minutes of gentle off road driving which in itself is great fun. The landscape is also amazing. Once there it is a steep walk down a sandy bank. As its is primarily a turtle conservation area there are strict... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

lovely, quiet beach, non touristy lots of waves. Was like a little off road experience to get there but well worth it. Our friends have been before and actually helped guide the turtles into the sea after hatching.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Firstly getting to Lara Turtle Beach... The road is a 'dirt track' but if you stay below 10mph and watch where you put your car wheels it is fine in a normal car. We did it in a rental Nissan Note and it was fine, but as I say take it easy (See photo attached of typical road surface encountered).... More

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