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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 found this during my research of beaches to stop at on a drive around the island as we wanted to visit the north shore. We also saw that this is a great place to spot turtles as well. There is a... 
    We found this during my research of beaches to stop at on a drive around the island as we wanted to visit the north shore. We also saw that this is a great place to spot turtles as well. There is a...  more »
  • the best part was we actually saw a turtle even tho it was mid October. if there are a lot of cars stopping that means there are turtles present. Be careful when parking down near the white fencing... 
    the best part was we actually saw a turtle even tho it was mid October. if there are a lot of cars stopping that means there are turtles present. Be careful when parking down near the white fencing...  more »
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  • Great place to see turtles baking in the sun and.also feeding off the rocks. We are thankful for the volunteers who keep the turtles safe and have a wealth of information. The beach is swimmable though rocky and if you are lucky enough while standing in the water a 🐢 may Judy float by you while it feeds. I was also fortunate enough to snorkel further out seeing these wonderful and Beautiful Creatures feeding in their environment, nonchalantly being flung around by the tides. As it was a little rough, the water was not as clear. Park anywhere on the road side and take a walk to the beach. Just do it. It is an experience of a life time.
  • Beautiful place to view the wild sea turtles. Not recommended for surfing or swimming since the waves are pretty big. Parking can be a challenge in the afternoon. Please keep a safe distance from the turtles since they’re Federally protected animals, and they bite.

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