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Laniakea Beach

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of green turtles everywhere. A great stop along the north shore. Come early to find parking easily. It gets crowded in the afternoon.

Thank BevoBurn96
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beauitful beach on the north shore that has turtles beaching themselves to sunbake. We went snorkelling there and saw about 4 turtles in the water. Not signposted so you will need to ask a local where it is.

Thank Rowan3127
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here on our North Shore visit. Beautiful beach. We were there early and didn't see any turtles. Parking is on the side of the road.

Thank MurfeeW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful! We saw a big turtle snoozing on the beach! There are no washrooms and no place to rinse your feet off though! It’s a nice, quiet beach for your family! Bring your sunscreen!!

Thank Kaylie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our swim with the turtles at Laniakea Beach! Very sandy shore for easy access and helpful and passionate volunteers on beach! We swan early morning and saw turtles however I have heard the afternoons are the time for a lot more turtle encounters!

3  Thank danadana88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will see Hawaiian green sea turtles here. Some people hop out of their cars, snap a few photos, and keep going. We spent about 90 minutes swimming and snorkeling here. Probably saw a dozen or so turtles on sea and land. It is illegal...More

5  Thank rod1701
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing little spot. We went for a walk in the middle if the day at high tide not really expecting to see any turtles given they sun in the evenings and mornings. But as we walked up the far end of the beach we saw...More

3  Thank AbbyRL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach tends to back up traffic along Kamehameha Hwy, but if you are there at the right time, you can watch the sea turtles (honu) grabbing their dinner off the rocks. Beautiful sand and peaceful.

3  Thank KABittel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to Laniakea Beach in the hopes of seeing sea turtles & we were in luck! It was a beautiful experience seeing these amazing creatures relaxing on the sand & swimming in groups in their own natural environment. Volunteers were there to protect the...More

2  Thank Nerds_Abroad
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this beach by accident. We couldn’t find a park at sunset beach and happened to find one here. Sea turtles basking in the shallows, soft sand and safe swimming makes for a great day. Take a snorkel and respect the turtles space....More

2  Thank travelnat78
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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 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.