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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 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 ...  more »
  • Is whirled in a rental car, no cars in the afternoon. I think going into the wee hours of the morning, but to go on buses.
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  • 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 t...  more »
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  • Four trips to Ohau four trips to this beach. Cool to swim with turtles. Six this last time in June. If you see a parking spot drive into it. Hesitate and it's gone.
  • Edited 8/6 Missed the turtles a few days ago, so we decided to come back and try our luck. Luckily, we saw quite a few on the rocks and a lot more trying to get on Shore to rest and digest after their meals. What awesome creatures! ***** Beautiful little "turtle" beach with very limited parking spaces around. Yoo bad we didn't encounter any turtles when we visited.
  • Don’t stop here. This beach is not nice and you probably won’t see a turtle. Locals will not let you cross the road unless you shove small children out ahead of you. Total waste of time. There are much nicer beaches out in Waianae or Malaga. Tons of turtles everywhere and you are less likely to get hit by a car or cause a car accident trying to cross the road.
  • This was a very nice Beach very private not a lot of tourist during the week! This beach is up on the North Shore of the island of Oahu.
  • Pretty much a guarantee to see turtles and also some ignorant tourist touching them. Too bad, sometimes it seems they want to come on shore but cant because tourist dont let them by blocking their way.
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