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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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$94*
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North Shore and Circle Island Adventure

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Beautiful Beach!

This beach is absolutely beautiful and has the most amazing powdery sand. This beach is great for swimming and kayaking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
princessb40
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Victoria, Canada

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Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is absolutely beautiful and has the most amazing powdery sand. This beach is great for swimming and kayaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best beach on island. Has great reefs near beach in water you are able to stand up in. Great snorkeling a must see. Bring your own equipment and boogie boards or anything for water activity because there is no where to buy them or rent there.

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Thank Elizabeth R
Edina, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to this beach twice and it is a beautiful place to hang out for the day with a partially protected cove. It can get busy as numerous tours stop so people can check out sea turtles. The beach does stretch so it's easy to avoid the biggest crowds. During our summer stop we weren't bothered by the crowds... More 

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Thank Hat-trickDeb21
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a good beach to spend some time and hang out on. Peaceful, great vistas and the water was clear and beautiful.

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Thank Joe N
Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in the morning and was really disappointed as no turtles to be seen as the weather wasn't very good the day we went to North Shore (Very overcast). Went back on our way back to Waikiki in the afternoon as the rainy weather had lifted slightly and there were 2 turtles lazing on the beach! Overcast weather meant that... More 

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Montezuma, ks
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as crowded as Waikiki, but close. beautiful water and nice sandy bottom to play in the water. Much better beach if you want to get away from the Waikiki insanity. kayaks for rent, average to below snorkeling, but the view from the beach is amazing.

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Thank MontezumaSocialClub
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently there are load of turtles on the beach in the summer, but in Jan, there were none as there wasn't a lot of beach for them to baste in. However, met a lovely volunteer who talked to us about the turtles and have us advice on where to find some (a beach by the Disney resort).

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Thank Charlotte B
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Summer months are the best time to see several turtles. The high surf in January isn't great for the turtles to swim to shore. Parking across the highway which can lead to difficulties cross a busy highway during surf season

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1 Thank dennisjoanna
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We came here on a windy noon. Yes, we did see one or two turtles, in the water, occasionally with their heads out of water, but that's it. The beach itself really has nothing to see.

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1 Thank Lujun F
Tokyo, Japan
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This place generates a hughe traffic jam. On one turtle comes 100 people standing around. You will not even see it. Park staff is not able to keep the people away from the turtles.

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