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Laniakea Beach

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach was included as part of our tour in June 2017 on the Surf bus. The beach is a nice size and known for sea turtles. We only saw one swimming offshore the afternoon we stopped there. Probably better in the morning near noon...More

Thank mariedesjardins
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice relaxing beach with turtles everywhere!! Don't go near them, please stay at lease 20 feet away from them.

Thank Soraya N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit of a drive from Honolulu or from Ko'Olina. Use your GPS and be mindful that there's is very little parking on the roadside. We were lucky and found a spot right away, but there's quite a slow traffic in front of the...More

Thank Magda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great waves with a north-west swell!! Easy parking early in the morning! But when it is breaking it is always crowded!!

Thank Rafael P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is lots of parking available at this location. It was surreal to see the turtles in their natural habitat. The turtles usually come out onto the beach around 12 or 1 in the afternoon, so this is the ideal time to go. There is...More

Thank Paige E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While driving to Haleiwa to our rental house we saw turtles chilling on the beach so we stopped. Lots of parking across the street and along the white painted fence area. Ok for swimming to the far right side of the beach, we saw at...More

Thank riva9129
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is the easiest place to see the turtles. It is best to go on a day when there is not much wind and low waves. I suggest you where lots of sunscreen, a bathing suit and plan to stay at the beach a...More

1  Thank Fireflybefree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guide said that there was a turtle swimming in the water, nope, that was a rock. Nice scenery though and a nice place to hang out with family and friends for those that have the time and are not on a tour.

Thank parrottdize
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are almost always turtles resting here on the beach. You are not guaranteed to see them, but odds are very good. We have seen as many as 4 turtles here. It gets very crowded, and parking is very limited during busy times. You will...More

Thank traveler55112017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went one afternoon about 3pm, the traffic was a little busy crossing the road but it was well worth it to see 5 large turtles floating in the shallows. Yes there were a few other tourists around (like us!).

Thank Behmah
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Connie S
Does anyone know if the turtles would around in October?
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
Just wondering what's the best way to get to the beach if you don't have a car we would be coming from Waikiki
29 January 2017|
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Response from Kylie P | Reviewed this property |
We went on a day tour that included this beach. We found it easier then having to hire a car and pay for parking.
Can we snorkel in the water even though the turtles are there as long as we do not approach them?
11 January 2017|
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Response from Mike N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they only ask that you observe at a comfortable distance and do not impede their direction. Enjoy, it was a very memorable experience.