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Laniakea Beach, Haleiwa

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Laniakea Beach may be one of Oahu's top surfing spots, but its star attraction remains the native "honu," the green sea turtles. The seaweed growing on the rocks scattered around this small beach is a source of turtle food, and you can often spot these creatures just basking in the sun or sticking their heads out of the waves. Although they don't seem to mind the incessant throngs of camera-toting tourists, state and federal laws protect these turtles, so remember that you cannot handle them. To learn more about their habits and peculiarities, approach one of the volunteers providing information and patrolling the beach. To visit Laniakea Beach and get the most from your holiday in Haleiwa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Haleiwa vacation app .
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  • We went to this beach becuase we hoped to see Green Sea turtles - and it did not dissapoint. The beach is very small, but it was awesome to see these prehistoric creatures up close. AND YOU ARE NEAR T...  more »
  • We drove out this morning, it was raining south today and it was a really nice to visit. The traffic was backed up from construction up the road. There were no turtles today but there was staff there....  more »
  • We have snorkeled here on three different visits. The variety of fish is excellent and the reef allows for sun to provide nice views of the fish if it is not too rough. One visit it was too rough and ...  more »
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  • This is where the surfers all go! My son and I had a wonderful day here. Parking was tricky, but people let you in and out relatively easy. Getting down to the beach was a little steep, but once you were there it was paradise!
  • FAVE North Shore beach. Great photos, rocks for ur kids to climb, cozy beach but not crowded. Wasn't there for long, but my family really enjoyed the cleanliness and serene feeling. The monk seal was cute, too!
  • Waves are great, but seeing turtles seems like pretty rare event. We spend about an hour walking along the beach (which is beautiful, no doubt btw), very few people, surfers, fishers... Sand is really nice, but you won't build a sand castle there because the beach itself is kind a short in wide and waves takes all the space. There is no wind Wich is also nice addition.
  • Laniakea Beach (aka Turtle Beach) did not disappoint! Beautiful sandy beach, big surf, and even a couple turtles! Don’t miss the cool graffiti/ street art under the bridge near the lifeguard tower.
  • Pretty place but completely overrated. Tiny and not that clean. No idea why it's been recommended as an amazing beach... just a beach.

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