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Turtle Bay Beach, Kahuku

#2 of 13 in Things to do in Kahuku
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Protected from big waves, Turtle Bay Beach is a lesser-known spot for snorkeling. The calmness of the water allows for great visibility of the coral reefs and tropical fish below the water's surface. The public beach also offers a good chance of spotting the endangered Hawaiian green sea turtle, a highlight for many visiting the island. The resort on the beach has been used as a setting for many TV shows and films, like "Hawaii 5-0," "Full House," and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." If you work up an appetite swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing, there is a restaurant on the beach. Make Turtle Bay Beach part of your personalized Kahuku itinerary using our Kahuku travel route planning app.
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  • This is a great beginning place to snorkel. Go early. Like 7 am. Plenty of parking. Walk like your going to Kahuku point but then turn left and walk until you get to the cove. Calm water and...  more »
  • Enjoyed quick walk-through the beach. It’s beautiful. It has a nice shelter Cove easy swimming in snorkeling. The sand is perfect perfect  more »
  • This is a public beach and has public parking with the resort parking. There are a few permanent beach umbrellas. The waves are relatively calm and it stays fairly shallow a decent distance from shore. It is a little rocky, but not terrible. Showers and restrooms are available. We go fairly often with my young kids. They love it.
  • Not too crowded (at least with the resort shut down) and a nice beach. It's basically on a coral reef though so be very careful about going into the water and has a bit of a strong current.

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