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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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  • Beautiful Beach and saw lots of Turtles at the end of November with high tides!!! Loved visiting the northside of the island 
    Beautiful Beach and saw lots of Turtles at the end of November with high tides!!! Loved visiting the northside of the island  more »
  • 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 »
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  • This beach is so soft and lively. Not too crowded, the waves break big. There were sea turtles at the far end. I found coral washing up in the sand and got some awesome pictures and my feet all sandy. Awesome 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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