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Laniakea Beach

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574, 61-574 Pohaku Loa Way, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to Laniakea Beach hoping to see turtles. I saw one review said best time to go was between 11am-1pm so that’s what we did. I did see a head pop out the water and maybe a shell. But none on the beach when I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JenniferZ116
Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel terrible for locals in the North Shore. Tourists coming to look at Turtles (that aren't even there) is causing a major nightmare and congestion in this area. Do yourself a favor and jump in the Ocean. We swam with many sea turtles and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SoMuchAloha
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know the best time to go is from 11am to 1pm. Since we stop by at the Dole plantation, we end up arriving there at 4pm. There is 1 young turtle there. The volunteer told us the turtle has been there since 1pm. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank acinomoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IMPORTANT As a local here I will share with everyone reading this something tour companies wont tell you. The traffic here sucks, expect to sit in your car for about 60 minutes to travel 15 miles. More importantly as more and more tourists come to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
9  Thank DanielC8346
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read reviews that this is a turtles haven and there was only one turtle. I was so disappointed because I love turtles. But the beach is beautiful and it was empty. Will need to return to see more turtles.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BelaN74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing tour guide - Yannie from Hi5 Adventures who took us to a some of the the most spectacular beaches, including Laniakea Beach. Absolutely beautiful and one of the best to spend time at.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Beechman1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a bit of a hike over some rocks but we'll wotmrth the trip. We counted 30 turtles today having some sun. What a sight

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WayneO111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1  Thank McCurdyCanada
Reviewed 8 December 2018 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 22 November 2018 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
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12 January 2019|
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Response from Joky80 | Reviewed this property |
We were there around 10 am and saw one turtle resting on the beach.
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