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.
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