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Laniakea Beach

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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Loved visiting with the Sea Turtles

We had a great visit to Laniakea Beach to visit with the sea turtles. There were three turtles sleeping on the beach when we visited and the volunteers were extremely helpful and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great visit to Laniakea Beach to visit with the sea turtles. There were three turtles sleeping on the beach when we visited and the volunteers were extremely helpful and answered our questions about the turtles. One of the turtles on the beach was 50 years old!!! The volunteers said that the turtles will show up on the... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made the drive to the north shore hoping my son could see some sea turtles basking on Laniakea beach. Sadly there were no turtles that day but it was a lovely day anyway. I was impressed with the number of volunteer conservationists present. Enjoy the beautiful drive onward as you pass Pipeline, Banzai, Sharks Cove and the legendary Waimea... More 

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Quesnel, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to view 4 of magnificent sea turtles resting on the beach. There are volunteers there that were very knowledgeable and are there to make sure the turtles are not disturbed by anyone and actually rope off an area around the turtles to give them space. These are a protected species and it is wonderful that people who... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quieter, swimmable (but be careful) beach on the North Shore just before the Bonzai Pipeline. Much quieter than most other beaches in Oahu

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can you see turtles here? Yes, the pictures posted prove that. The day we went, however, there were none on the sandy portion. At the rocky end you could occassionally see a small turtle swimming just off shore, but the beach there was so full of tourists I'm sure he was staying in the water to keep away from them... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This might be the best beach in all of O'ahu. The turtles love to come up onshore and it's really impressive. Definitely stop here.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

I was at this beach about 8 years ago during the summer. I walked into the water, to about my knees, and was surrounded by turtles. It was amazing. Not this trip. During the winter, the North Shore has very rough surf. I was told by some locals that the turtles do not like the rough surf because it bounces... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

We loved watching the turtles surf the waves, eat the seagrass and play around. We were here for about 2 hours and really enjoyed it. The turtles don't come up onto the beach until the afternoon

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

There are too many people visiting this beach. It use to be pretty, although never one of the great beaches. But now it is overrun by people. If you want to see turtles there are plenty of there beaches to see them. They are everywhere in Hawaii these days. Of course they are a sharks favorite food so keep that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Lovely white sands, surf not as big as in neighbouring Kailua beach. Spotted a few turtles swimming less than a meter from the shore line. Parking is not allowed as all of the beach front is private housing. Best to park southern end of Kailua beach and walk across.

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