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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

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Address: Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus
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Nice beach

Lara Bay is a really nice beach. There's also an area where the conservation workers raise some hatchling turtles, which was interesting, but the turtles wouldn't be there until... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Lara Bay is a really nice beach. There's also an area where the conservation workers raise some hatchling turtles, which was interesting, but the turtles wouldn't be there until breeding season.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Nothing to report really as it was later in the year and they had moved on to a different area i suppose

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A lot of reviews about getting to this site and the road conditions etc. The only thing I can add is that the site is very badly signposted and we drove past the actual concealed entrance for an hour before we decided we didn't feel safe to continue. Once we entered, it's obvious that the turtles MAY ONLY visit the... More 

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Filey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Crystal clear water well maintained beach totally unspoilt as it should be.Very informative lecture by the beach guide

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The track to get to Lara Bay is a long and windy and a bit hair raising in places to say the least, but our party managed it in our rental Nissan Notes so it is doable. On the way back, we also noticed once of the locals, driving back in a Beetle as if it was a surfaced road... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We couldn't find it , we had maps, sat nav and guide books but we could not find how to access the area.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Well worth the effort - we walked from the Avagas river - but be aware hired cars may not be covered by insurance on these unpaved roads. So get out and enjoy the walk. Go rockpooling, look at the caves ... a great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A very beautiful place that can be reached with a non 4x4 car even if the road is a little bit chaotic and hard to find. In September, we saw only a few tourists around and has a wonderful beach for ourselves. Unfortunately no turtle at this time of the year. Prefer the beach at the end of the peninsula... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Wrong time of year (June) for actual hatching of turtles but a fascinating experience nonetheless. The little museum explaining everything was fascinating and looking at the marked off egg hatching areas was appreciated,

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is suppose to be a Turtle reserve, and the place as littered with plastic bottles, and human rubbish that must have been taken there. IF YOU TAKE IT, THEN TAKE IT HOME. A hard uneven road to go on, but well worth the few

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