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Laniakea Beach

Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Haleiwa
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Rodeo, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I come here when i visit Oahu looking for turtles.And i always get to see them! They called it surf beach but i never got in the water here.Sometimes the turtles wont come,which is unusual but i was lucky to find them every time i stopped by

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

During the winter time, great waves. Not a beach you really want to swim at because there is so much rock and coral. But if there happens to be a turtle, they rope them off and you can see them. It is really cool that people seem to have the respect to view, not touch the turtles.

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

no parking! the turtles are really at Haleiwa beach park. The locals seemed to hate everyone going to look at the turtles there.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

we went there twice becauae at the first time we didn't saw any turtles. at the second time we saw a baby turtle between some rocks. later a bigger turtle approached the beach and came out of the water. it was amazing. the volunteers lay a rope in front of the turtle so no one would come near her. they... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We got lost looking for this beach its hard to miss with no signs of actual laniakea beach, so slow down & look out for heaps of cars on the side of the road n lots of people coming & going with cameras, there are signs on the beach that tell you about the turtles, no touching or feeding, &... More 

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Haleiwa, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Sea Turtles are truly fascinating and there's sure to be turtles here year round with an occasional Monk Seal. But parking is scarce and dangerous. You have to park alongside the Kamehameha Highway, either 50 yard to the North or 150 yards to the South and walk along side the roadway to the Turtle beach. The speed limit on... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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158 reviews 158 reviews
76 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It´s amazing to see the huge honus (turtles) struggle from the wáter up to the beach to rest. We have been to "Turtle Beach" on several occations and every time we are impressed to see the basking turtles.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

AKA Turtle Beach. We were not up close enough to touch them. Volunteers rope off the area immediately around each turtle. If you are lucky you will see them move, walk, or flip the sand. Maybe even enter or exit the water. The turtles return to this beach and are watched by locals & tourists alike. I was expecting to... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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103 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The beach is very nice but my favorite part of this area is the opportunity to see the sea turtles. My grandson and I "adopted" a sea turtle that frequents the area through a non-profit which is one reason it is special but it is a beautiful beach. Like all north shore beaches, parking is a challenge, more so in... More 

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54 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It used to be a secret beach where you can see turtles, but now more people know about the beach, and getting very hard to park especially after the parking area opposite of the beach has been blocked. We found it's best to park on the west side of the beach (if you're driving from Haleiwa, the other side of... More 

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