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“Turtles Galore” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Laniakea Beach

Laniakea Beach
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Luxury Convertible Tour to Oahu's North Shore
Ranked #4 of 56 things to do in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Turtles Galore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Laniakea Beach is home to about 24 Green Sea Turtles. You will easily see a number of them in the water or basking in the sun on the sand. Later in the day will increase your chances of seeing one ashore. The turtles feed on algae and weed near the breaking waves so you don't even have to get your feet wet to get a great view of them. Volunteers monitor the behaviour of the turtles and will keep people at bay once the turtles show signs of wanting to come up on the beach. You are free to swim with them but during the three occasions we visited, the beach was a little rough and the entry is rocky. As a protected animal, you may be prosecuted for touching or harassing one of these gorgeous creatures. It is not sign posted but you will see a lot of cars parked on the side of the road. Parking availability is a bit of an issue but a little walk was all that was needed. Don't leave anything of value in the car. They have limited parking spaces to stop large vehicles from parking on the road and huge groups accessing the beach. You will have to cross a busy road to get to the Laniakea beach but most drivers show the aloha spirit and let you pass. Don't park in the signposted tow away zones as the police are often waiting for that to happen. This is a great opportunity to photograph these turtles up close.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Louisa K
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“nice beach to go to if you are already in the north shore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

i didnt plan that visit, went anyway since i was doing some activities up north because i wanted to see the turtles, which i only saw a big one in the water.
the beach itself is nice....a little rocky in the front and be careful if you are going deeper

Visited May 2014
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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“We stopped 3 times during our visit to Oahu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We saw turtles every single time though they were not always up on the beach. They were on the beach two different times and the guardians were present and had the perimeter already marked so you were sure you were not breaking the law when you approached for pictures. The turtles didn't seem to mind the tourists and we enjoyed watching them. If I lived near the ocean I could definitely become a turtle groupie! Watching turtles was one of the highlights of our vacation for me.

Visited April 2014
2 Thank Dawn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

I had never seen a turtle in real life before.. and there was one just chilling on the beach!
The beach was beautiful, full of tourists however! I love that there at Nature people looking after the welfare of the turtle to ensure the tourists do not get too close. They did a very good job at telling people off.
There is plenty of parking, We didn't have any issues with tickets or anything as other people have stated. It can get very busy around rush hour if your driving into Haleiwa, so do go outside rush hour times!

Visited June 2013
2 Thank ChrisTe2011
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“Icing Sugar Sand”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Be prepared to park your vehicle and hike to the beach, so get there early in the day. Beautiful colour of water and perfectly fine sand! On the day we were there the wind picked up early afternoon, clouds rolled in, and the locals left. We didn't stay much longer ourselves.

I have no need to go back there, but I'm glad we went.

Visited March 2014
Thank Glee2544
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