Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station, Paphos

3.9
#3 of 16 in Parks in Paphos
On a secluded beach away from hotels, shops, and any public facilities, the tiny wooden Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station helps baby turtles hatch and head for the sea. Sometimes during hatching season, there will be water tanks with tiny sea turtles inside that have just come out of their eggs at the station. At other times, you'll encounter iron cages and signs scattered along the beach warning of turtle nests buried in the sand underneath. Cages protect them from predators such as birds and foxes. If you miss seeing the turtles hatch in person, check out the photos with descriptions of past years' activities. Plan to visit Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station during your Paphos vacation using our convenient Paphos trip planning website .
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  • Most beautiful natural beach. I really recommend to see it! Clear water, breathtaking view, roomy place without crowd.  more »
  • We went to Lara Bay because of the beach and to inform us about the turtles. The piste there is by and large OK, but pulls a bit with the low speed. On the next trip we would put a beach buggy/quad in the Pafos and the rental car there for half a day - this makes it a lot easier to get ahead. We didn't see turtles during our visit (June 2019), only the egg trays that were spotted. As the staff at Turtle Conservation Station explained to us, the turtles lay their eggs from mid-May to mid-August. The turtles hatch after about 7 weeks, i.e. from the end of July to the end of October - then a basin is built up in which you can observe the small turtles. Also so the beach was worth the drive - nice clear water and a relaxed rest :-)
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