Laniakea (Turtle) Beach

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61-581 Pohaku Loa Way
Hale‘iwa, HI 96712

Foursquare Tips

  • Always stay at least six feet away by Federal Law.
  • The sea turtles here are amazing. Don't try to touch/feed them- they need to stay wild! :)
  • Great "secret" place to see the honu up close and personal!
  • The Hawaiian green turtles usually return to the ocean from basking by dark. Good time to see them is dusk. This is one of three known places these turtles bask (Australia & Galapagos are others).
  • Please do not disturb the honu.
  • Watched 2 sleeping turtles here!!
  • Come at sunset do this pose! Para para paradise.
  • 30 or so turtles come up to this shore. And they're HUMUNGO. So amazing to see.
  • According to on-site conservists: Turtles feed off algae in morning and sun themselves to rest in early afternoon at higher tide. Check around 1pm for best sightings.
  • We went fairly early in the morning and quickly lost count of how many turtles there were-definitely more than 3-4 times the # of people. Bring polarized glasses/lens filter to reduce the water glare.
  • Try to see a turtle
  • We saw Brutus, Olivia, Kuhina and Woolly Bully ... A fortuitous day for turtle sightings today
  • Parking across the street can get crowded. Volunteers usually present to keep the turtles protected. When they come ashore, don't stand in their way..they are tired and need to rest!
  • Tons of tourists and on the busy highway but so worth the quick stop. We saw at least ten turtles in the 20 minutes we were there!!
  • Visit the beach late afternoon or early evening to see the turtles on the beach.
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  • Missy the turtle
  • Sooo many turtles! Great place to go snorkeling!
  • Visit the natural sanctuary of Hawaii's endangered green sea turtle, the Honu. Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa
  • Lazy turtles sleep in the sun...don't touch them!