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Laniakea Beach

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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Turtle Beach

Wow, there was a turtle ashore when we arrived. There was a younger turtle swimming around the reef to the left of the beach. And then another big turtle comes up onto the beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Burnaby, Canada
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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, there was a turtle ashore when we arrived. There was a younger turtle swimming around the reef to the left of the beach. And then another big turtle comes up onto the beach and walks up to get warm. This made the visit all that much better. Parking is across the highway. It is difficult to head south afterwards,... More 

Thank iceman68
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My father and I had gone over to visit my youngest daughter and while there we stopped off at this beach. I didn't even know the hidden treasure of turtles that were there. My dad had never seen a turtle in its natural habitat. Of course you really don't want to bother them. But they way they slumber along you... More 

Thank mindy s
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is across the street, but getting to the beach side and back isn't usually an issue. This is one of the sea turtles' favorite spots on Oahu to come ashore, and although it's not guaranteed they will be there every day they are there quite a good bit. Volunteers rope off areas around the turtles to give them space... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at this beach while driving around the north shore. You park on the opposite side of the road right under the no parking signs. Crossing the hwy was not an issue as traffic was jammed both times we stopped. After crossing the street you make you way down a small cliff with rocks, dirt and tree roots. Be... More 

Thank Erika T
Mililani, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this area when I was out fishing and trying to find a good spot. Pretty rocky in certain areas but if you keep walking you will find a nice area. Turtles are everywhere here so please leave them in peace. I stood far back and took photos.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a clear day when we were driving along the North Shore. There is a parking area across the street and people are coming and going pretty quickly so there are usually spots. We got very lucky and saw many turtles. They were mostly on the rock area and in the water but not all up on... More 

Thank Lauren M
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Laniakea is a beautiful beach with a small cove for swimming protected by a reef. Turtles love it here so it is surveyed by volunteers daily to protect them. We saw one on a rainy day in a short stop here on our way back to Turtle Bay Resort. Park across the street and cross carefully. Tour busses will stop... More 

Thank Pete M
Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bad parts are first. Parking is rough. And some of the crowd is pushy. The good part. There are turtles here. All three times that I went. They swim right by you. They are cool creatures and their faces are clearly visible. If you have an under water camera it appears that they "pose". It's a great spot.

Thank LostALot22
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a driving trip through Haleiwa, my wife and I stopped at the famed North Shore just to see the beaches. It was a warm and calm day but the surf was still up. It was a very calming time as we just sat and took in the sights. It happened that we were nearly alone, an eerie feeling.

Thank Bill Z
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see Hawaiian Green Sea turtles and to snorkel! Time of visit: 2pm Turtle Sightings: Yes - some swimming close to shore - some feeding on algae on rocks - one was swimming right to my legs in shallow waters Parking: challenging; on roadside Snorkelling: Good place to see marine life around the rocks; water is warm enough... More 

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