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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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  • Sea turtles are found here very close to shore but parking is very difficult. Expect traffic jams both directions and tight parking on the side of the road. There were a lot of turtles though and...  more »
  • Beach was crowded when we got there, but worth the trip to see the very large turtles swimming all around and almost felt like they were putting on a show for everyone. Enjoy!!  more »
  • Turtles are here
  • I knew there were supposed to be turtles on that liked to come lay to this beach but I ended up even swimming with them and didn't even realize it when I was in the water.I was using a snorkel and flippers. It's also really nice because there is an organization there that stops people bothering the turtles 🐢 if they are a little bit too excited/aggressive, but people can still get close enough to take photos. They also can teach you like anything you might want to know about the turtles.

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