Green turtles use Laniakea (Turtle) Beach as a breeding ground, crawling up on the shore and burying their eggs in the sand. If you miss mating season, from roughly July to December, you can still see them from the shoreline, gliding through the water with improbable grace and nibbling seaweed off the rocks. You can bring your snorkel gear and join them in the water, but give them wide berth. Not only are they an endangered species federally protected by law, but also they nip if you get too close! Unmarked entrance is located outside Hale’iwa, just before Pohaku Loa Way on the Kamehameha Hwy. Look for a lot of cars parked in the dirt of the right-hand side of the road; the beach is across the street.