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Laniakea Beach

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“cars parked”(18 reviews)
“busy road”(12 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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574, 61-574 Pohaku Loa Way, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Reviewed yesterday

I was thrilled to be able to observe these amazing sea creatures up close. I was particularly pleased to see that people were staying outside the boundaries and giving the turtles their own space. As for the beach itself it is great for surfing but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank McCurdyCanada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this beach for the turtles but didn't see any in November. Good for a walk or just relaxing in the sun if you have plenty of time in north shore. Park on the road, cross and walk to the beach.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 110aarthic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved snorkeling at this beach. Our aim was to swim with a turtle which we succeeded at. There were also turtles out in the sun and swimming in the shallows. It is not a big beach and parking can be difficult. Lovely conservation...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mareeNewZealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here while on the North shore. It is a busy area as everyone is wanting to see the sea turtles. The turtles are part of a preserve so you can view but not touch. Parking can be sparse and you may have to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is known for its turtles, but they aren't always present. We were lucky enough to see one at 3:00 in the afternoon. The volunteers on the beach make sure people do not bother the turtles and are there to answer your questions.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lorene R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Go around lunchtime to see the turtles. Beach can get crowded with everyone trying to see the turtles. It’s fun to see the turtles and watch everyone’s reaction to seeing them.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Fun2Trvl77
Reviewed 8 November 2018

You won't just be turtle watching, you'll also be watching people from all over the world react in astonishment to these magnificent creatures. Park across the road. Talk to the volunteers, they are amazing, too, as one of them is there 24/7 to make sure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Lat911
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

So we went to this beach probably 4 times trying to see the turtles. The beach it’s self is beautiful. The area where the turtles come up to sun them selves has volunteers that watch and protect the turtles. Once on the beach they identify...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Amory1229
Reviewed 2 November 2018

a beautiful paradise, parking here is pretty easy specially right before sunset as most people have been gone for the day, but let me tell you that the sunset time is the best time to come. the water was perfect, we got to see an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 502ericaf
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

My family and I came to this beach because we heard it was a great place to spot sea turtles and it did not let us down. We saw turtles on the beach and also swimming close to shore. Very cool to see these creatures...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 1brandona
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20 November 2018|
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Response from Lat911 | Reviewed this property |
I'd also rent a car for the day. See the turtles and then run over to one of the waterfall ponds.
Jacki T
18 March 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
11 March 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