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Laniakea Beach

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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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This was an astounding experience, seeing the turtles so close, either resting on the sand or swimming right up close to the rocks close to shore. A must see - while respecting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was an astounding experience, seeing the turtles so close, either resting on the sand or swimming right up close to the rocks close to shore. A must see - while respecting that this is their beach and these turtles must be given space and peace while visiting.

Thank Browns30
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience! If you're on the North Shore, stop by here (if you can get a carpark on the narrow street in front) - there are turtles cruising about in the breakwater everywhere. You can hop in and swim with them although I personally think this might not be in the turtles best interest. I went out with... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cool beach. You know you've arrived when you see about 50 cars parked alongside the beach road. Volunteers stand by watching out and warning us to stay away from the turtles. Obviously, there are always fools that like to take selfies while sitting on them. Be nice to the Green Turtles and about 6 feet away.

Thank L A M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We fought for a parking spot to visit this beach so that we could perhaps spot a sea turtle or two. Well, we certainly saw the turtles, there were quite a few of them, both beached and swimming, that were easily viewed. There were also so many tourists on the narrow stretch of beach that it really ruins any ambiance... More 

Thank Karen C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't wait to visit this spot and see the turtles. They didn't disappoint :) we didn't see any on my end, but many were right at the surf. Absolutely breathtaking to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. Mahalo to the volunteer who was there to answer any questions. He explained that seven out of the nine components of... More 

Thank PennsylvaniaMOM098
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole family had a blast going to this attraction. Got some great pictures both underwater and of some that washed up on the rocks. A must stop for a few minutes to check this spot out!

Thank Jonathan S
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've read so many articles about this beach, and thought to myself, what are the chances that there are going to be turtles on the day we drive by? Well, yes they were Two, one taking a sun bath, and another swimming the shore, enjoying the waves. What exactly make the turtles always come here, no one knows. But our... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my gosh, this place was so cool. Caveat: I REALLY like sea turtles, so it was kinda hard for this place not to be cool. On the first day we went (we liked it so much we went back twice!), we did not see any turtles on the beach so we climbed around on the volcanic rocks just offshore.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy access to see some turtles, but is right next to a busy road so it is difficult to cross the road. Wasn't too crowded when we were there.

Thank sarahstew4rd555
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were driving by the shore looking for sea turtles and headed for this beach. It is nice, clean and reliably has sea turtles hanging out on the shore. We saw a mix of older couples and young families w/ kids on the beach. Worth a short stop

Thank DrJRey

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