Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station
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The Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station is located on a secluded beach in Paphos, helmed by a dedicated conservation team whose mission is to help baby turtles hatch and make it to sea. The best time to visit is in August when the eggs start to hatch. Keep a lookout for signs along the beach, which mark where the turtle nests are buried in the sand—see if you can spot the baby turtles emerging. Make a day out of your visit with a quad or buggy tour from Coral Bay, which stops at the conservation station before Adonis Baths. – Tripadvisor
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Stratford-upon-Avon, UK205 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Seeing turtle nests were a big yes for me and the chance of one hatching wow!!

Realism alert…the roads to this place are NOT roads but dirt tracks and if your sensible you will make it without damage but I’m talking 5-10 miles per hour. The car hire companies will tell you not to go off road this is defo off road.

Just isn’t worth 2 plus hours getting there and getting out and to be honest it’s dangerous and could be costly.
Written July 30, 2023
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Gareth
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Hire a buggy and come here. It's so beautiful, secluded and clean. Chance to see turtles as well. Our buggy guide mentioned the water is usually a bit warmer here as well, than at Pathos.
Written May 24, 2021
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harshaldudhia
Greater London, UK128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We went to see turtle but local ppl said turtle come out August to Oct only . 5 km gravel road I hate local authorities that not make any road . But 100% lovely trip from coral beach to Lara beach drive between small river along side the beach 35 min drive from coral beach . I seen very clean and sandy beach . No push chair please .
Written February 17, 2020
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tuna
Zagreb, Croatia21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
As you all probably know access is heavy, but that is ok to distract invazion of tourists I guess. Beach is nice, unfortunatelly we did not see turtles, but honestly content is missing, litterally there is nothing to do. I do understand that beach needs to be protected but I do not remember that I saw 1 restaurant open…
Written May 30, 2022
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Georges V
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
When I visited the beaches, the turtles already hatched.
In the right time of the year, when the turtles invade the beaches here, this must be an incredible view from up the cliffs.

Although there were no turtles, it is still interesting to visit and read all the panels about how this conservation project succesfully succeded in raisin the numbers of these endangered species.

On top of the cliffs and on the descend, the views are just breathtaking.
Written November 4, 2021
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Austin
South Yorkshire, UK292 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
As with most wildlife places, the review depends on what you have/haven’t seen! If you see turtles, then I imagine it would be the highlight of your year. If you don’t then it renders your visit quite pointless. We didn’t see any, which was a shame, I would go back at a different time of year. It was only a flying visit as we was on a jeep safari!
Written July 9, 2023
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Norman3721
Dover, UK267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was part of a jeep safari trip we had booked prior to our trip to Cyprus.

We were taken to Lara Bay and headed down to the beach.

Crystal clear waters and a stunning view greeted us.

We ventured along and had the privilege of watching the team open up some turtle nests.

They hatch in August and venture to the sea at night.

We were lucky enough to see some straglers left behind and taken to the sea.

Just ab amazing experience to see new life head out on its journey into the world

Perfect timing and an experience I will never forget.

The sand was warm and golden between your toes and such a well preserved beach.

Very hot in August and little shade.

The walk down was beautiful,the steps up are steep but it's worth it especially to see how looked after the turtles are and all the hard work and effort the conservation team put in.
The gentleman we spoke to said he's been doing the job as a volunteer for 40 years

Just wonderful
Well done all and Thank-you
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Written August 12, 2022
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Christina F
Athens, Greece76 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We went to the beach today and although I wanted to see how the people protect the turtles here I still can't believe what I saw. They had baby sea turtle in a tank. In a tiny tank...... No one was there to supervise them and the kids could just tap on the glass all the time. What is wrong with them? They should protect them and not enslave them. This is not the right way. I will never go back there.
Written August 14, 2018
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justbenwithaone
Liverpool, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
We stopped by Lara bay as part of a quad/buggy tour. And we where lucky enough to witness a green turtle nest hatching! A beautiful scene! The beach itself is lovely and quiet. If you where planning on spending the day you would need to go prepared. There are no sun beds or parasols to rent, and there isn’t any amenities particularly close. But definitely worth a visit to learn about the types of turtles who nest here and what they are doing to try and help them.
Written August 10, 2018
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Chris P
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Some reviewers have said how difficult the last road is to drive and that a 4x4 is needed. I would only assume that they have not had to navigate the potholed roads of Kent. Taken steadily we easily drove the road in an 8 seater minibus. The drive was worth the lovely view and great beach.
Written July 28, 2018
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