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Laniakea Beach

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Haleiwa
Type: Beaches
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Montclair, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent beach. Lagoon allows for calm waters conducive to snorkeling. Crowded by mid morning. Parallel parking on street. The highlight of this beach: you can get up close and personal with sea turtles who swim in the lagoons waters and near the rocks. Admire, but do not disturb! If you find yourself cruising the North shore, definitely stop even if... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We have traveled to Oahu once or twice a year for the last 10 years, and always stop here. Never have we failed to see turtles on the beach and in the water. Indeed, that's why we come. Sometimes it's only one or two; last week it was 12-15. Look, but don't touch; but by all means look.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went early in the morning before the crowds arrived. For a time it was like we had the beach to ourselves. Saw numerous turtles close to the beach and out snorkeling. Very shallow only 6-8 ft deep 100 yards from the beach. Also saw rays and tons of fish. I would recommend to anyone who likes to snorkel, the... More

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The beach is lovely and clean, with a life guard and signs showing where it is safe to swim. We visited this beach twice to see the turtles, which in the afternoon can be seen basking on the beach. Please note you can not touch the turtles and there is a team on the beach to protect them.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a beautiful beach. You can sunbathe and go swimming. On the east edge of the beach are large black rocks that go out and form a point; the giant turtles love resting along the outer part of these rocks. Beautiful view of the turtles and of the Hale'iwa sunset!!

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Kingman, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This beach was a beautiful stop on the north shore. Sea turtles could be seen in the water and on the beach. Please do not touch the turtles...just seeing and swimming with them.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

lots of sea turtles! massive ones too! very popular so won't miss it! Worth seeing as its free and relatively easy to get to if you have a car!

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

stopped off hoping to see the green sea turtles. Was not disappointed. Once we found parking which is limited to what's along side the highway, we made our way down to the beach. It's a smallish area where the turtles come ashore to steal away a land based nap. There were a few in the water swimming about; one came... More

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had the family, myself, daughter, son-in-law, and four grandkids ages 4-16 and we had a great time. The beach is decent, though parking is along the road and you have to cross over...traffic is heavy but its easy. Swimming and snorkeling was good, and we all saw turtles. There is a volunteer there to answer questions or point out... More

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Mackay, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you love turtles this is the place. I don't know the time of year or day they come to shore but we were fortunate enough in May 2013 to see three large turtles on the shore. Volunteers rope the area around them off so you can't touch them although people do try and jumped on the, and it's sad... More

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