I know this may seem like an odd question, but are women allowed to go to the beach topless? Are there certain beaches that this is common on? I definately would do this on Waikiki , but is it totally out of the norm at less busy beaches? Nudity of all types is frowned upon by the law in the islands even though a lot of guys would give it the "thumbs up" , which is amazing given the "dental floss" suits that some women wear. Actually, it is probably more prudish outside of Waikiki. The majority of local folks are modest and conservative when it comes to dress. This is a distinct change from the native Hawaiian culture which was quite open about such things, but is a product of the Asian and missionary influences over the last couple hundred years. There is an unofficial nude beach in Kahuku , about as far away from Waikiki as you can get on Oahu , but not likely worth making the long trip for. I don't think anyone will hassle you at the beaches outside of urban Honolulu if you bare your breasts, but you will probably be the only topless woman there and will get more than your share of leering. I have a friend who grew up in Honolulu and she tells me the beaches up around Dillingham Airfield are an unofficial locals nude beach though the police try to keep everything "under wraps" there.
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Where on Oahu can a person safely do topless or nude sunbathing and not get in trouble? Nudity is illegal at state beaches in Hawaii , according to state park regulations. That's the official position of the State of Hawaii. Tripadvisor staff removed this post because it did not meet Tripadvisor's forum guideline limiting each user to a single forums screen name. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. There are several beaches on each island that are known clothing optional ones I think Sans Souci is still one? You might just google it for Oahu , I'm not in the "know" Some of the "bikinis" these days are practically nothing but pieces of string and non-existent they might as well go topless lol! This post has been removed at the author's request.
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Visitors from the U. There are no laws prohibitting topless sunbathing in Hawaii, therefore it is not considered a criminal offense if you are found sunbathing without a top. The Hawaii state obscenity code may ban nude sunbathing on all Hawaii state beaches, but that does not stop locals and visitors from getting a line-free tan while in the Aloha State. There are plenty of quiet spots in the Hawaiian Islands, i. According to our research, there was a big case in HI. Milford and HI v. Then, your intension will never be called into question! However, we looked around, and, if you must, the beaches below are known unofficially as beaches where nudity is more or less tolerated. Strip at your own risk! Little Beach—Maui.
That being said, there are plenty of beaches the vast majority, really on the Hawaiian Islands that are no located in state parks, so feel free to ditch your bathing suit in favor a birthday suit instead. Geologically, Kauai is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands and is nicknamed "the Garden Isle" due to the tropical rainforest that covers most of the island. On a nice day, most beaches are crowded with locals and tourists alike. Molokai is the least visited of the main Hawaiian Islands not including Kaho'olawe which is closed to the public. John Fischer. John Fischer is a freelance travel writer and photographer who specializes in Hawaii and the South Pacific. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines. Share Pin Email. The north end of this yellow sand beach is a popular gay beach. Since it is a federal park, the no nudity law is enforced by rangers patrolling the area.