Laniakea Beach is special Beach in Hawaii known for the Hawaiian green sea turtle (honu) which you get to see from a distance of 1 to 2 meters. The sea turtle is a sacred creature, cherished as a symbol of happiness in Hawaii.
Located on the Haleiwa, North Shore. Laniakea Beach is also known as “Turtle Beach”. The reason is that you have a 99 percent chance to see the Hawaiian green sea turtles. Because of the rocky shore, the beach is not suitable for swimming but many tourists come to see the sea turtle. It is also a very popular area among surfers because of the large waves on North Shore during the winter.
Summer is the best time of year to see the Hawaiian green sea turtles while the tides are calm which they prefer. I recommend you to visit here around 11am to 1pm or shortly before the sunset, which is when the turtles will show up ashore for sunbathing.
In December when I visited the waves were high which gave me a less chance of seeing the turtles, but I was lucky and had the chance the see them!! I was so excited and really happy! So cute❤️
It was about the same size of the big rock nearby so at the first glance I did not realize that it was a turtle, way bigger than the size I had imagined.
In Hawaii, the sea turtles are protected by the law, please be sure to check the notification signs on Laniakea Beach.
Touching a/o approaching the sea turtle within 2 meters are banned by the law. At Laniakea beach, when the Hawaiian green sea turtle appears, people will secure the area by a red rope to keep a certain distance from the tourists. Although you are able to approach the rope, please don’t touch them but just look and enjoy the view.
Address: North Shore, HI 96712, USA