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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Tours to Turtle Bay Beach
$119 BOOK WITH VIATOR Local Guided Circle Island Tour | Swim | Snorkel | Turtles | Full Day Adventure
Duration: 9 hours
$845 BOOK WITH VIATOR 8-Hour Luxury Four Door Convertible Tour of Oahu's South and North Shores
Duration: 8 hours
Turtle Bay Beach reviews
I would have rated higher if we haven't seen turtles or if the snorkeling conditions were better (not good visibility that day and the weather was overcast). But other than that, there is a lot to...
I would have rated higher if we haven't seen turtles or if the snorkeling conditions were better (not good visibility that day and the weather was overcast). But other than that, there is a lot to... more »
These guys were so good. The crew was obviously experienced, and always on the lookout to make sure everybody was safe and having a good time. We saw turtles. At least three, and many saw more...
These guys were so good. The crew was obviously experienced, and always on the lookout to make sure everybody was safe and having a good time. We saw turtles. At least three, and many saw more... more »
This is a public beach and has public parking with the resort parking. There are a few permanent beach umbrellas. The waves are relatively calm and it stays fairly shallow a decent distance from shore. It is a little rocky, but not terrible. Showers and restrooms are available. We go fairly often with my young kids. They love it.
Not too crowded (at least with the resort shut down) and a nice beach. It's basically on a coral reef though so be very careful about going into the water and has a bit of a strong current.
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