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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

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“beautiful beach”(34 reviews)
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Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This was by far my favorite place on the island. Great beach, great sand, hot and clear water, waves (something very rare in Cyprus). Just a lovely wild beach. However, if you only want to sunbathe and swim, pick another place to go. The beach...More

6  Thank Razvan T
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Wanted to do something different, looked at map, and fancied a trip to Akamas peninsular , picturing peace and quiet and getting to experience nature. Parked where the tarmac road ended and walk the dust track to Lara Bay. What did we get hire car...More

6  Thank patthepostman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is two beaches . We took the car to first one and left it at cafe. Walked from there over the beach then walked to the second beach . Good two mile walk but enjoyable . The second beach is where the turtles lay...More

Thank jimbo203
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have found the perfect peace here. Far away from everthing, we got the place by buggies. Few people, the pure nature, the see, sun, sand, turtles. Higly recommened.

Thank janosm389
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for around 20 mins as part of a Jeep safari but would loved to have spent a good half day or longer there. Off the beaten track, probably thanks to the rough road, which some did tackle with a ‘normal’ car -...More

2  Thank sharkc01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The station was closed for the season when we visited but we were well informed by our travel guide. It was so disappointing to see the people on the beach very close to where the turtles lay their eggs, please find another beach and allow...More

Thank ExPatpieMon
Reviewed 1 October 2018

need strong shoes to walk around. the turtles can only be seen at certain times of the year and are normally moving about at night. the conservationists were releasing the baby turtles from august to mid sept.

Thank John G
Reviewed 24 September 2018

It was very interesting to see where and how nature blends with everything. The beach and sea was so beautiful and warm - my husband said it was one of the best he had swam in.

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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Went today to see the turtle beaches lots of nests marked might be others not marked so don’t take umbrellas or dogs 500 Euro fine for each dog on the beach big signs up to says this but still some idiots think it doesn’t apply...More

2  Thank kenmfox1
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Lara Bay is gorgeous. It's pretty barren - the turtle nests have protective covers over them and aside from that, there's just a scruffy little shack with some (very good and interesting) information about the turtle preservation programme. But it has the softest sand I've...More

2  Thank Linnie R
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

The turtles are looked after by a team making sure the eggs of the turtles are protected and get a good chance of survival we’ve been coming here for about 15yrs now and I have noticed that the beach is getting a little busier which...More

Thank steph1967
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Spent some time here hoping to see the baby turtles. I was aware that it was probably the wrong time of day to see turtles hatching. There are cradles dotted around all over the beach denoting where turtle nests are. This is very much a...More

1  Thank sandra l
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Pranee T
12 August 2018|
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Response from Krisztián K | Reviewed this property |
In september if I remeber correctly, according to the information tables.
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24 July 2018|
Response from Micky A | Reviewed this property |
dont know sorry
19 June 2018|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
They have a very good website. Also best to check locally. Restricted numbers allowed in the huts.