What's the present status of nude beaches on Kauai other then it being illegal? I keep hearing conflicting information about Secret and Donkey Beach. Yep, it nude is against the law They were up on the sand berm near the trees, and really were not flaunting, or being disruptive. And,unless yu happend to walk past them, no one would have even known they were there.
Larsens, really does not have that many people , but there was a family with very young kids at the far end where we took a refreshing dip and rested. I doubt they were aware of the nudists. Nothing offensive in any way. In checking out the popular area to the right of the beach as we returned, it seemed like mostly local families, and some visitors just enjoying a day at the beach. As far as we have seen, there hasnt been much nudeness on kauai beaches, especially in relation to the caribbean, like Orient Beach in St. Just in case it is officially illegal, the brand new jail looks kind of spiffy from the outside and it is conveniently located near Lihue airport in the event of deportation.
From what I've heard, Hawaii is part of the U. I don't think I can be deported from my own country :- though violators are subject to fines. Right you are Maybe it will be more of a "get outta town" as happened to me in Virginia Beach or Norfolk in my wild youth. Donkey Beach draws a lot of tourist' activity as it is an easy stop just out of Kapaa and right next to Kealia Beach. It is an easy hike for families with kids.
Secret Beach, on the other hand, is isolated and requires some effort so that fewer folks show up. My husband and I frequent a lot of "out of the way" beaches and saw far less nudity this summer than we have in the past. Many more families enjoying those beaches far off the beaten path. Larsen's Beach was like a freeway with folks coming and going - there were 31 cars in the parking lot when we left!
Yes we did see some nudity, but the majority were covered quite modestly. Likewise, we saw very little nudity at Secret or Donkey, but we tend to go pretty early in the morning, before the beaches get crowded. If you are vacationing during a school break, like summertime, you can probably expect to see far more families and far less nudity than in past years.
Example on Kauai are Kalalau and Haena K'ee at the end of the road. Many people persist in propagating this false information either deliberately as they are opposed to beaach nudity on religious grounds or they simply are unaware of the laws and court cases which interpreted the law. Kalama and Hawaii v. Milford in September The court in those cases overturned lower court convictions of 6 nude sunbathers who were at Polo Moluleia Beach on west Oahu. They did not intend to offend so they were acquitted.
Also, the case was absent a specific complaint by a civilian. No one complained to the police. The police went to the beach knowing it is a traditional nude beach. The court ruled they could not ticket or arrest without a complaint. Topless sunbathing is not mentioned in and is perfectly legal for females in Hawaii except gain at designated state park beaches.
As most beaches on Kauai are "unemcumbered", that is undeveloped as parks, or are county parks, it is legal. Even Waikiki Beach on Oahu gets topfree females, again, pefectly legal. I guess it really depends on what day you show up at a beach. Very deserted when we were there. There are a ton of great clothing optional beaches in Kauai. Larsen's is one of my personal favorites. Those two are fantastic! Profile JOIN. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers.
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