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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Love the turtles/honu!

We made sure to include Laniakea Beach (Turtle Beach) in our plans while visiting the North Shore of Oahu. We were not disappointed at all! This beach is OK for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Caleb P
Greenville, South Carolina

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Greenville, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made sure to include Laniakea Beach (Turtle Beach) in our plans while visiting the North Shore of Oahu. We were not disappointed at all! This beach is OK for sunbathing/snorkeling, but the main reason to visit is the likelihood of seeing sea turtles. We saw 2 turtles in the rocky area tidepools to the right of the beach during... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the better spots to see the sea turtles. My experience is they are generally basking on the beach about 70% of the time. When they are not there you can often see some smaller juvenile turtles swimming in the water towards the rockier parts of beach. The experience here is totally dependent on seeing sea turtles.... More 

Thank Maikai_hoaloha
State of Rio de Janeiro
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We saw so many turtles on our paddle with Coconut Adventures. It was the way to go to see the turtles. I would not recommend going to this beach because of the crowed beach with no turtles.

Thank Tiago P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a beautiful beach. We were blessed to see a sea turtle sun bathing while were there. They are such a peaceful animal. there is plenty of parking across the street but be careful crossing the road, it gets pretty busy. Also be careful not to walk on the green rocks, they are very slippery and its what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always pay a visit to Laniakea Beach when we are in Honolulu. The beach is powder white sand and the water is breathtakingly beautiful. I would recommend visiting during the week vs the weekend. It will be much less crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place and I can see why turtles would love it here. We enjoyed our stop and while we didn't see any turtles at that time, we had a good time watching the surf and the many surfers.

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Astoria, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay that long, but the time we spent there was amazing. There were five of us in our group and we all got to swim alongside a turtle near the shore. There was only one turtle at that time, but he/she was so friendly and curious that it was incredible.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a favorite on Oahu. Very nice beach but the traffic is extremely heavy. If you can get past that you will have an enjoyable time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at about 3 pm and there were lots of turtles and just walking around us like nothing , lots of annoying tourists taking pics instead of respect them but we lived the place highly recommended

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are plenty of other places to see sea turtles. The traffic going by here is unbearable because of people darting in and out of the road trying to see them here. Every time I look down, I literally see ZERO TURTLES and people standing around taking pictures of nothing. There are turtles everywhere on the island, especially around Haleiwa... More 

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