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Laniakea Beach

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“cars parked”(18 reviews)
“busy road”(12 reviews)
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574, 61-574 Pohaku Loa Way, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're headed to the north shore, Laniakea Beach is a must! You need to park across the street and there is A LOT of traffic so you really need to be careful! Once on the beach you'll get to see lots of huge turtles...More

4  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands-down, sure-fire place to see turtles on Oahu! Never fails us and we always stop here when visiting Haleiwa. This time, we were lucky enough to see several HUGE turtles on the shore, with, unfortunately, some very rude and clueless tourists invading their space. Wish...More

Thank ChristineToo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly I come here all the time just to see turtles and people are parked across the street even though it says no parking in a lot of the areas....Sadly on this trip there were no turtles at all the whole day...according to the volunteer...More

Thank MadDude
Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

3  Thank Hjlee630
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 3 September 2018

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 31 August 2018 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 29 August 2018

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 28 August 2018

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
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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
29 January 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.