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Turtle Bay Beach, Kahuku

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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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  • Hired a car and drive to north shore. Not much parking available. A few turtles on beach, plenty of people crowded around, causes traffic jam on road also. Beach is ok we didn't spend too much time he...  more »
  • This beach was on a protected cove, which provides for some snorkeling. Still, in winter, when the surf is higher in Hawaii, it's a bit too rough for novice snorkelers, but if you have some experience...  more »
  • Having snorkeled a lot of places I didn't think that a walk on beach would have the good snorkeling we found at Turtle Bay! Water was warm enough to go without wet suit - refreshing. Lots to see and a...  more »
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  • Beautiful beach and resort. You can visit the beach even if you’re not staying at the hotel. You can rent beach chairs, umbrellas, cabanas and snorkel gear. There’s also a few spots to grab food, so that’s convenient. Stay for the sunset...it’s beautiful here.
  • I enjoyed this trip a lot. Beautiful place to do some swimming and snorkeling. Specially if you have children. I wished to stay here a little longer. Next time for sure.
  • No parking lot, only park along the beach. It is pretty cool so see Turtles that up close!! It is all depends on your luck if Turtle come to the shore. We were very lucky that day.... only arrived in 5 minutes, one of the turtles came up to the beach. OMG!! Everyone was gathering around the turtles and taking pictures. The turtle is definitely the star on the beach~ Very fun experience!!
  • A bit rocky but a beautiful setting with mild waves for younger kids
  • Beautiful! The turtles come right up to the beach.
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