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Laniakea Beach

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Ranked #5 of 8 attractions in Haleiwa
Type: Beaches
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ny
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We loved this stop on our driving tour around Oahu. Parking was made easier by the fact that there was road work going on nearby and the workmen stopped traffic when we were crossing. No turtles were out on the sand, but there were a few swimming around in shallow water, including one named Brutus. We spoke with the volunteers... More

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Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I love nature and wasn't sure what to expect a this beach. It felt more like an overcrowded place for the turtles to parade for the amusement of people. I wouldn't recommend for adults, but maybe for people with young children or those who want a quick view of a turtle or two in a zoo like environment requiring little... More

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Rusk, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have been to Laniakea Beach twice in a year and both times have seen turtles at Turtle Beach. Someone watches them and knows which ones come in and even have names for each of them. They police the area quite well to make sure no one touches one of the turtles ($10,000 fine). This time we saw four on... More

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Toronto
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

What an awesome beach! We saw turtles! There is little that can equivalent to seeing a live turtle in Hawaii. These are beautiful creatures Can't wait to go back. Tip -don't part where it says no parking or you will get a ticket. The police hide there waiting for you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is further up the road than indicated on the Trip Advisor map... and there are no signs. But, people seem to know it's there...you'll know you're in the right place when you see a ton of cars parked on the side of the road in a residential neighborhood for seemingly no reason. Just park and follow the crowd -... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nice town, lovely beach and great times. There are jellyfish from time to time. Pee on it and you'll be just fine. LOL!

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London Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Visited this beach twice and the turtles we're there each time. Such a beautiful setting. Loved that there were volunteers there so tell you about them. Wish we had been there longer. Looked like a great place to swim. Don't park right along the road. The police will ticket you!!!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Great place on the Oahu island. You can find beautiful piece of nature here - blue wavy sea, white sand, surfers and many turtles.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This beach is easy to find just because there are suddenly a ton of cars on the side of the road. As we walked toward the ocean, we saw about 5 turtles riding the waves and that was a sight to behold. There were several older turtles in the sand, which are blocked off with a red rope. My daughters... More

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Lanikai Beach is a wide smooth crescent that has great packed sand that feels just wonderful under the feet. It is very scenic for walking. The nearby Mokulua Islands ( The Molks) are a pair of small off-shore islands that are wonderful for a short kayak trip. My only complaint about Lanikai would be the attitude of some people that... More

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