Turtle Town!

Makena Landing Beach Park is known locally as “Turtle Town” because of its abundance of Hawaiian Sea Turtles.

The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, or “Honu”, is the most common among the three species of sea turtles (Honu, Hawksbill and Leatherback) native to the Hawaiian islands.

Sea turtles have been swimming the Earth’s oceans for well over 100 million years–even pre-dating many dinosaurs.  These majestic creatures are also an important symbol in the mythologies of many indigenous cultures, including Hawaii, and usually represent creation, longevity, and wisdom.   As integral parts of the marine ecosystem, turtles are also useful indicators of the vitality of the overall marine environment.

Makena Landing Beach Park

@ Makena Road / Honoiki Street