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Laniakea Beach

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“cars parked”(18 reviews)
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574, 61-574 Pohaku Loa Way, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you go I hope you get to see the turtles coming in! Absolutely amazing sight to see! They look like rock bobbing in the water. What a peaceful and majestic animal!

1  Thank Hjlee630
Reviewed 4 days ago

The beach felt crowded because there's not really a lot of places where you can sit comfortably with the other people hanging out watching for turtles. There were people snorkeling in the water, watching for turtles too. We spotted a couple turtles in the water,...More

Thank Legopod
Reviewed 1 week ago

We too saw a number of turtles without even trying too hard. We approached the beach from a residential street slightly west (or southwest) of the main beach so had it largely to ourselves. This is really a must-stop location on the North Shore.

Thank too_few_trips_1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I honestly had no expectation of seeing a sea turtle, but lo and behold, one did come up on the beach for us to see! The snorkeling is also unbeatable here. This beach, also called Turtle Beach, is on the north shore (not to be...More

3  Thank DIG324
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is beautiful and perfect for snorkeling or just laying in the sun. There are lots of turtles and tourists ignore the rules to touch them so don’t be that guy! There are turtle monitors watching as well.

Thank Amywco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw at lest 4 turtles in the 20 minutes we were there. Sandy beach but be careful on the rocks at the shoreline you can slip and fall. With the visit.

1  Thank j0hnpete
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place to swim with turtles. They are right there on the beach and in the water. Best to have a snorkel to see them swimming under water.

1  Thank JohnK8895
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the spot that holds up traffic every day on Kamehameha highway. People slow down to look at turtles. If you want to experience it. Just park and walk down to the water. I can just about guarantee you will see multiple turtles Takes...More

2  Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aug. 2018. We saw lots of honu resting on the beach here around 1pm. If you are in the water you can swim with them.

Thank laurafuller1
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

On our trip to Hawaii we ended up hiring a care to travel to the North Shore and it was well worth it... Laniakea Beach was one of our highlights of the whole trip. You arrive at the beach and there is turtles everywhere... when...More

3  Thank thetechnologist
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Jacki T
March 17, 2018|
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Response from JoeCosentino | Reviewed this property |
I have been here a few times mostly in feb. There is a break for the waves quite a way out. I know people swim at the beach near were the turtles are. Have fun Joe
Connie S
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Hulafille | Reviewed this property |
The turtle guardian said that the turtles are there year round but are more abundant on the beach in summer. The ocean there has high surfs and currents, and swimming there is not recommended. The volunteer said that... More
January 28, 2017|
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Response from mskastner | Reviewed this property |
Would agree. There is a bus. But by car is the best. bet. And car rentals were pretty reasonable on Oahu - just the parking that stinks and is costly. Have fun.