Feeling a little guilty, the second time we decided to hop over to Hawaii I did a little more research. After reading everything I could find, almost everybody talked about Laniakea beach (aka Turtle Beach) on the North Shore of Hawaii, ironically just a little bit down the road from the turtle-less Turtle Bay resort. All the guidebooks said that this was THE place to see turtles on Oahu, and that all you had to do was follow the main highway and there's no way you could miss it. So off we went....and we missed it.
|I love the directions. What if the horses aren't in the field that day?|
Considering I'm not much of a sea creature person (or a beach person, or even an outdoors person really) I was surprised at how much I enjoyed visiting Laniakea beach. It can get a little crowded right in by the sandy area where the turtles congregate, but there is plenty of room to spread out down the rocky part of the shoreline if you're looking for a little bit more of a solitary experience. Either way, it's worth the 40 minute drive up to the North Shore. Laniakea beach was everything I'd hoped for (except well marked) and let me fulfill my promise to my girls that we would see some sea turtles. Now they want to see Koalas and Kangaroos, but before we can afford that, I'm going to have to collect on a few of these $2000 fines that I've been leveling against rush hour drivers here at home.