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Turtle Bay is often visited by several different marine mammals and endangered species. Reading our name, you’d assume Turtle Bay is home to several sea turtles and it is. It’s most common for snorkelers and divers to see the honu (green sea turtle) in nearshore waters. The honu are often spotted basking on shore or swimming and feeding in the water.
Please Be Respectful
When you do encounter one of these beautiful and peaceful creatures, be respectful. They are protected under federal law. Do not harass or touch them. Keep at least 15 feet away from them and don’t block their access either to or from the ocean. When you do spot one on shore, avoid making loud noises and do not use flash photography.
Here are three places where to see sea turtles in Turtle Bay, Hawaii, all locations are located a mile or less from your hotel room.
You’re in paradise and you’re probably thinking, Beach please! Of course, there are 5 miles of beaches for you to soak in the Hawaiian sun at Turtle Bay. However, we recommend you adventure out to some of our favorite North Shore swimming spots not located on property. That’s because North Shore beaches are among the best on Oahu thanks to their white sand, vivid sea life and crisp, clear waters. Even better, they are located only a short drive from your room at Turtle Bay Resort.
Here's our five favorite North Shore, Oahu beaches:
1. Waimea Bay