Laniakea Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the North Shore of Oahu. While it’s a great surf spot in the winter, people love to stop at Laniakea Beach year round for another very special reason, Honu.
Laniakea Beach: Hawaii’s Home For Honu
Honu, Hawaiian for Green Sea Turtle, love to rest on the sandy shores of Laniakea Beach. Warming up to the Hawaiian sun, taking a nap, and letting the “paparazzi” of visitors snap photos are just a few reasons why these gentle creatures love to rest on Laniakea’s sand. In fact, they love it so much Laniakea is unofficially known as “Turtle Beach.”
Often seen nestled amongst the boulders and swimming close to shore, Laniakea Beach offers one of the best chances to see a Green Sea Turtle in Hawaii. Many people encounter them while on a snorkeling cruise
, but unless you brought an underwater camera you won’t be able to get a photo!
How can I see the turtles at Laniakea Beach!?
A stop at Laniakea is just one part of our amazing Ultimate Circle Island Eco Adventure
. As one of my favorite tours, it’s the only circle Oahu tour that swims at a waterfall
, and it has an included lunch at a secluded beach near Kualoa Ranch
Located on Oahu’s famed North Shore, Laniakea Beach is between Waimea Bay
and Haleiwa Town
Love animals? So do we! In Hawaii the Green Sea Turtle is a protected species. Please be sure to be respectful of these creatures and admire them from a distance. Also, be mindful of trash at the beach. A staple of turtles’ diets are jellyfish, and plastic grocery bags look like a meal to a turtle. Here in Hawaii the Honu is one of our favorite animals, and we even have a Turtle Independence Day!
Check out this recent post about
Turtle Independence Day in Hawaii.
Join us in seeing Hawaii’s turtles on tour!