Conditions & Considerations
Hawaii is a special place with unique environmental conditions and cultural considerations. Please review the list of Do’s and Don’ts below to understand expectations and have an enjoyable experience.
- Be aware of emergency alerts, particularly for high wave events that can create hazardous conditions.
- Be aware of gate closure times at State and County beach parking lots.
- Carry out your opala (trash).
- Keep your dog on a leash and clean up responsibly after them.
- Learn and respect Hawaiian cultural customs.
- Respect signage directions that are protecting sensitive areas or shorebird nests.
- Respect coastal dunes and vegetation by staying on designated access paths.
- Burn wooden pallets with nails
- Dump charcoal in the sand
- Touch or chase wildlife, especially protected turtles and endangered monk seals
- Touch or step on coral
- Collect marine life souvenirs
- Drag fins over coral while swimming
- Feed the fish
- Smoke on public beaches
- Trample areas that are roped off for dune rehabilitation or shorebird nesting