Beaches open to dogs on leash listed
Hawaiian Humane Society
A sign reading "No Dogs on Beach" can be a major disappointment for those who consider dogs a member of the family.
Dogs must be on a leash. Dogs in heat should be left at home. Dogs should be vaccinated and healthy. Closely supervise your dog. Take your dog home at the first sign of unfriendly behavior. Dispose of your dog's waste.
Dogs must be on a leash.
Dogs in heat should be left at home.
Dogs should be vaccinated and healthy.
Closely supervise your dog.
Take your dog home at the first sign of unfriendly behavior.
Dispose of your dog's waste.
It was determined that no county or state agency had such a list. "Enjoying Hawai'i's shoreline is part of island life. With dogs in more than 35 percent of O'ahu's households, the community should have this information," said Pamela Burns, Humane Society president and CEO who spearheaded this project in 1999.
In 2000, the society met with legislators, city council members, and even formed a Dog Beach Taskforce to address the need. Little progress was made; more doors closed than opened. For a time, it seemed that such a list would never be completed.
In 2003, Humane Society volunteer Alvin Sasaki singlehandedly took on this project. Industrious and meticulous, Sasaki began wading through the complexity of state and city laws on beaches and parks.
Beach by beach, Sasaki assessed whether they were owned or managed by the city versus the state; if the beach was on state unencumbered land; and whether the beach fronted a park owned by the state. He spent a week at the Title Research City Real Property Offices and found that the answers to where dogs are allowed were hidden in the tax maps. Sasaki visited many of the beaches to make a final determination.
"This list was born out of painstaking research and plain dogged tenacity on Alvin's part," says Burns. "After Alvin completed his research and finalized the list, it was circulated to the Honolulu Police Department, state Department of Land and Natural Resources, and even lifeguards for their review."
The list shares little-known locations, from Hawai'i Kai to Ha'aula, that all allow leashed dogs. The society advises that some beach parks prohibit dogs, but it is allowable to pass through to get to a dog-permissible beach as long as the most direct path is taken.
GUIDE TO DOGS ON BEACHES
This list, which includes sites where no dogs are allowed, is available at the society or at www.hawaiianhumane.org, under Programs and Services. Maps are also posted at this site.
Allowed on leash in all beach areas
'Aukai Beach Park beach, Ha'aula
Chun's Reef beach, North Shore
Gray's (Halekulani) beach, Waikiki
Hale'aha beach, Punalu'u
Hanaka'ilio beach, Kahuku
Hau Tree beach, 'Ewa Beach
Ka'alawai beach, Diamond Head
Kahala beach, Kahala
Kahuku Golf Course beach, Kahuku
Kaihalulu beach, Kahuku
Kailua beach, Kailua
Kaipapa'u beach, Hau'ula
Kakela beach, Hau'ula
Kaloko beach, Kokohead
Kaluahole beach, Diamond Head
Kaluanui beach, Punalu'u
Kanenelu beach, Ka'a'awa
Kapaeloa beach, North Shore
Kaunala beach, North Shore
Kawela Bay beach, North Shore
Kealia beach, Mokule'ia
Kualoa Sugar Mill beach, Kualoa
Kuilima Cove beach, Kahuku
Laenani Park beach, Kahalu'u
La'ie beach, La'ie
Laniakea beach, North Shore
Lanikai beach, Kailua
Laniloa beach, La'ie
Mahakea beach, Laie
Makao beach, Hau'ula
Makua beach, Makua
Manner's beach, Kahe
Mokule'ia Army beach, Mokule'ia
Mokule'ia beach, Mokule'ia
Nanaikapono beach, Nanakuli
Nimitz beach, Barber's Point
Niu beach, Niu Valley
Oneawa beach, Kailua
Outrigger Canoe Club beach, Waikiki
Pahipahi'alua beach, North Shore
Paiko beach, Kuli'ou'ou
Papa'iloa beach, North Shore
Punaluu beach, Punalu'u
Pu'uiki beach, Waimanalo
Royal-Moana beach, Waikiki
Turtle Bay beach, North Shore
Waimanalo beach, Waimanalo
Allowed in areas below the high-tide line
(This means that dogs can be on the ocean side of the debris line, which is often marked by seaweed.)
'Aweoweo Beach Park beach, Mokule'ia
Barber's Point Beach Park beach, Barber's Point
Bellows Field Beach Park beach, Waimanalo
Camp Erdman beach, Mokule'ia
Duke Kahanamoku (Fort DeRussy), Waikiki Beach
'Ewa Beach Park beach, Ewa Beach
Hau'ula Beach Park beach, Hau'ula
Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach Park beach, Hale'iwa
Hale'iwa Beach Park beach, Hale'iwa
Hawaiian Electric Beach Park beach, Kahe
Ka'a'awa Beach Park beach, Ka'a'awa
Kahe Point Beach Park beach, Kahe
Kaiaka Bay Beach Park beach, Waialua
Kailua Beach Park beach, Kailua
Kaiona Beach Park beach, Waimanalo
Kalae'o'io Beach Park beach, Ka'a'awa
Kalama Beach Park beach, Kailua
Kaupo Beach Park beach, Waimanalo
Kawaiku'i Beach Park beach, 'Aina Haina
Kea'au Beach Park beach, Makaha
Kokololio Beach Park beach, Hau'ula
Kualoa Regional Park beach, Kualoa
Kuilei Cliffs Beach Park beach, Diamond Head
Kuli'ou'ou Beach Park beach, Kuli'ou'ou
La'ie Beach Park beach, La'ie
Lualualei Beach Park beach, Wai'anae
Ma'ili Beach Park beach, Ma'ili
Makaha Beach Park beach, Makaha
Makapu'u Beach Park beach, Kokohead
Makaua Beach Park beach, Ka'a'awa
Mauna Lahilahi Beach Park beach, Wai'anae
Mokule'ia Beach Park beach, Mokule'ia
Nanakuli Beach Park beach, Nanakuli
One'ula Beach Park beach, 'Ewa Beach
Poka'i Bay Beach Park beach, Wai'anae
Pounders beach, La'ie
Punalu'u Beach Park beach, Punalu'u
Sandy Beach Park beach, Kokohead
Sans Souci beach, Waikiki
Tracks Beach Park beach, Wai'anae
Ulehawa Beach Park beach, Nanakuli
Waiahole Beach Park beach, Waiahole
Wai'alae Beach Park beach, Kahala
Waiale'e Beach Park beach, North Shore
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park beach, Waimanalo
Waimanalo Beach Park beach, Waimanalo
Waimea Bay Beach Park beach, Waimea Bay
Wawamalu beach, Kokohead
Allowed in all areas below the retaining wall
Diamond Head Beach Park beach, Diamond Head
Allowed in all areas below the sea wall
Le'ahi Beach Park beach, Diamond Head
Makalei Beach Park beach, Diamond Head
Swanzy Beach Park beach, Ka'a'awa