Clothing Optional for the Pacific Bound
Embrace your lifestyle and vacation days at the same time on Hawaii's many nude beaches. Terrains can range from lava rock black sands to the pale and pristine shores that put Hawaii on the map â€“ along with Rand McNally.
Here are some choices for clothing-optional beaches in Hawaii â€“ but first, choose your island:
Spanning approximately 170 yards, Little Beach is located in Maui near Wailea and Makena. Though not officially clothing-optional, Little Beach is swarming with nude sunbathers, surfers, swimmers, and whale watchers.
Baldwin Beach Cove
Found in northern Maui on the Kailua Gulch, the Baldwin Beach Cove is a topless beach â€“ and an incredibly scenic one to boot. This white-sand beach is bordered by a line of trees for privacy.
Neighboring Baldwin Beach Cove, Paia Beach â€“ known often as Secret Beach â€“ is another topless beach on Maui's northern shore. It's advised to park at Paia Bay, and hoof it over to the â€œEuropean-styleâ€ Paia Secret Beach.
Hawai'i (or Big Island)
For nude sunbathing on the famous black sands of Hawaii's big island, head to Kehena Beach in eastern Hawaii. In addition to being clothing-optional, this Puna District beach is also known for incredible dolphin sightings.
Honokohau Harbor Beach
Set within the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on the western coast of the Big Island, Honokohau Harbor Beach yields warm, clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Though laws on public nudity may be enforced by a local park ranger, the beachfront of Honokohau Harbor continues to be popular for nudist travelers.
Though not a beach, this â€œClothing-Optional Retreat & Botanical Gardensâ€ is found on the eastern side of Hawaii. Set on remote and rural grounds, Hangin' Loose features private cottages, and a pool, hot tub, and deck area surrounded by exotic flora.
Lava lovers find haven at Kauapea Beach â€“ known around Kilauea as Secret Beach. Stretching from the Kilauea Lighthouse to Kalihiwai Valley in northern Kauai, this clothing-optional Hawaii beach features the usual snorkeling, fishing, picnicking, and of course, sunbathing.
Though all Hawaii beaches are said to be public, this beach is set on private property beyond a sugar cane field (where the whole donkey thing originated). Also called Paliku Beach, this eastern Kauai beach was known for its nude sunbathing in days past â€“ though swimming continues to not be recommended.