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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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  • Awesome location located right off the Hwy to see tons of Turtles. We saw 15-20 turtles including 5-6 beached. Parking was easy in a large gravel parking lot. 
    Awesome location located right off the Hwy to see tons of Turtles. We saw 15-20 turtles including 5-6 beached. Parking was easy in a large gravel parking lot.  more »
  • Laniakea Beach, North Shore Oahu Hawaii Great beach where you can go snorkelling and spot turtles, with lots of shade provided by trees, and has a nearby car park for... 
    Laniakea Beach, North Shore Oahu Hawaii Great beach where you can go snorkelling and spot turtles, with lots of shade provided by trees, and has a nearby car park for...  more »
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  • This is a hidden gem. There is free parking across street with a pedestrian crosses. To get to beach there are several paths. Rocks and tree roots. Not safe for anyone that has difficulty with balance. Definitely recommend water shoes as there are rocks and such. There was a volunteer there that kind of kept the people in check to maintain distance from the turtles. On the far right beach area is a lot of rock and algae where tons of sea turtles go to eat. On the far left area is a nice beach area and sandy area to go into water. There are tons of rocky areas where sea urchins, eels, and big/small fish like to hide. Kids enjoyed snorkeling here the best. Just be aware you can come face to face with a sea turtle rather quickly and unexpectedly. Super cool to share their space and watch them. A couple of the sea turtles came up on to the beach as it was naptime in the sun. Great place!
  • It's a very pretty but rocky beach. Limited parking and space to sit but if you can get a spot it's a great way to spend a day and also to watch surfers. Occasional turtles come up on the beach but it's rare and please don't bother them. Can snorkel a little but it's rough and not ideal. More of a sit on the beach and relax spot vs going in the water.

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