Turtle Bay Beach
Turtle Bay Beach
4.5
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Follow the path to the right of Turtle Bay resort to access this lovely stretch of sand. This public beach is an excellent spot for swimming and snorkeling, and if you’re lucky, you’ll spot a green turtle or even a monk seal. In the evening, park yourself at the restaurant on the beach for some delicious seafood. While generally a family-friendly beach, take heed of the caution notices—watch out for strong currents and be aware that there are no lifeguards on duty. If you find Turtle Bay Beach too crowded, hike the short trail over to Kawela Bay. – Tripadvisor
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Steve w
Anchorage, AK76 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
If you want to view turtles walk to or short drive to kawela bay beach from turtle bay resort. Go early just after sunrise and you may find one on the beach but don’t get close.
Written January 19, 2024
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Scott M
Singapore, Singapore779 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Situated at Turble Bay Resort, the beach itself is open to the public and a busy spot on a nice day.

It's not at all the best snorkelling on the North Shore. However, in winter, it's one of the few locations that are protected by the swell.

We've seen turtles many times over the years, but naturally, you need a bit of luck, especially if you are there when it is busy.

You'll often find seals sunning themselves on the beach on hot days also.

You also have Roy's Beach Club Restaurant at the beach too inc some take-away options.
Written December 23, 2023
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Jeremy C
Atlanta, GA883 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A small beach right by the Turtle Bay resort. Plentiful parking and a nice beach restaurant. Didn't see many fish but the beach is very pleasant.
Written October 24, 2023
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Sarah B
Boston, MA152 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
I’m not sure people who have reviewed this positively for snorkeling have ever snorkeled. There is nothing to see, if you’re not staying at the hotel it is an absolute pain to get to as well. The beach is full of children from the resort playing and enjoying themselves, which makes it great for families, but honestly there are more accessible, far better beaches for that which are not difficult to access. Also, no turtles. We saw tons of turtles all over the island, there weren’t really even fish here, low visibility, just a waste of time. The reviews make no sense!
Written June 12, 2023
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Solfulwmn
Palo Alto, CA145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
have been to Oahu at least 7 times, and snorkeling is one of my favorite activities. Turtle Bay Beach did not disappoint. The public parking for beach access was spacious, and the beach was not crowded for a Sunday.
There was so much sealife to be seen compared to other beaches I have visited on the island . I did not want to leave!
Written April 17, 2023
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matt559
Monterey, CA53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Great little beach with clear water and lots of fish. Easy spot to walk in and snorkel. Free plentiful parking was delightful after all the chaos of north shore beaches.
Written March 5, 2023
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Tracy
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Associated with resort so crowded. With people on the beach and I’m the water. If you like tourist with rentals chairs etc then you will enjoy. If not go up the street and take a short hike to more private beach Kawela bay
Written January 1, 2023
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We strolled down the beaches of Turtle Bay and enjoyed the beautiful sounds of the crashing waves and laid down for a few hours and got some rays. Beautiful and stunning !!
Written December 15, 2022
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guillermo m
Papillion, NE9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Spent about an hour there. My kids wanted to stay, but we had other reservations. Nice beach, but not one turtle to be seen.
Written November 20, 2022
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Sightseer779040
282 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We found this during my research of beaches to stop at on a drive around the island. It is located in the turtle bay resort, although the beach is open to the public. You do have to drive all the way through the resort to the back, just follow the signs for beach access. Then you will end up at the parking lot. It is a very large parking lot, but it was basically full when we arrived so we had to loop for a tiny bit for someone to leave to get a spot, but we arrived mid afternoon. There are restrooms and outdoor showers accessible by the beach. In the cove, there are views of the resort and of the rocks nearby. There is the bay by the resort, or you can keep walking past to a beach around the corner. There were plenty of people here enjoying their beach day. The sand is that coarse shell sand, so it isn’t soft. We thought there would be turtles but we didn’t see any. We walked around a little, and then we were off to our next stop. For us, there isn’t really a reason why you would stop here over other beaches.
Written November 12, 2022
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