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Laniakea Beach

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“sea turtles”(96 reviews)
“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 1 week 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

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Lorene R
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Fun2Trvl77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Lat911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank Amory1229
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 502ericaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Brandon A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such a picturesque spot we came here three times for sunset and during the day in search of the famous Honu. We saw one during the day but loved every minute here.

Thank Shaun T
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We went here in the morning when exploring the north part of Oahu. It’s a small and idyllic beach but the most amazing thing was that we were able to see a turtle. It was very calm and relaxed at the beach for a while...More

Thank Joky80
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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
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20 November 2018|
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Response from lisafL4061CT | Reviewed this property |
Aloha, many of the island bus tours offered through the hotel concierge make a stop to see these incredible creatures. Your hotel can direct you to the opportunities. Good luck!
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