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Laniakea Beach

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

We went to Turtle Beach on a Sunday. It was about 9:30 or 10 am. We were able to find parking on the street pretty easy but it was already starting to get busy. We've been to Hawaii many times and we've seen the sea...More

1  Thank kwanjai206
Reviewed 16 August 2015

If swimming with giant turtles is something that might interest you, then you are in for a treat! Rent a car and go to the Laniakea beach. You will see tens of big green turtle and be able to swim with them: an incredible feeling!...More

2  Thank Christian B
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This was the highlight of our entire Hawaiian vacation. Now don't get it twisted, because we loved seeing and experiencing Pearl Harbor with it's significant WWII history, The Dole Plantation, The Aloha tower and all that. But lets make it perfectly clear, we're turtle people....More

Thank BernardBarbour
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This is a relatively small beach and most of the folks are there with snorkeling gear to see the turtles. Although it is illegal to touch them they tend to hang around and move slowly providing time for pictures. Our older girls (19 and 17)...More

1  Thank Been_Here-Done_It
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We first found this beach in the mid-1990s before many people knew about the turtles and have visited several times over the years. When we stopped by this week, there were more turtles in the water than I have ever seen. Literally dozens of them...More

1  Thank ArkansasOrchid
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We stopped at Laniakea Beach throughout the early afternoon in August 2015, hoping to see a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle come ashore. Because the parking here can get tight (all parking is along the road), we opted to wait several hours on the beach to...More

2  Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Gorgeous beach. I grew up surfing here. There is great snorkeling, reefs to explore at the ends of the beach and good surf. Stay away from the turtles and monk seals as they are protected by law and some have been butchered by sick people...More

1  Thank job515
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We were here in July (ie not the big surf season) and as soon as you stepped on the beach there were big turtles all along the beach. I was told by the volunteers that there are many more in the water. Hire a care...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

I loved this beach!!!! Aside from the turtle sightings which are obviously cool, the beach itself is Beautiful! The water was so blue and the black rocks made a really pretty contrast. It was also very peaceful and calm. There were few people there the...More

Thank petittaam
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Lucky to see two Hono's on the beach. Did'nt swim, but the water was refreshing. A helpful beach guide answered questions.

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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
28 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?
10 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.