Nude Beaches of Hawaii!

Nude Beaches of Hawaii!

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 – along with Rand McNally.

Here are some choices for clothing-optional beaches in Hawaii – but first, choose your island:


Little Beach

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 – and an incredibly scenic one to boot. This white-sand beach is bordered by a line of trees for privacy.

Paia Beach

Neighboring Baldwin Beach Cove, Paia Beach – known often as Secret Beach – is another topless beach on Maui's northern shore. It's advised to park at Paia Bay, and hoof it over to the “European-style” Paia Secret Beach.

Hawai'i (or Big Island)

Kehena Beach

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.

Hangin' Loose

Though not a beach, this “Clothing-Optional Retreat & Botanical Gardens” 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.


Kauapea Beach

Lava lovers find haven at Kauapea Beach – 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.

Donkey Beach

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 – though swimming continues to not be recommended.

Tags : Litle Beach, Baldwin-beach-cove, Paia, Kehena, Honokohau Harbor, Hangin Loose, Kauapea, Donkey Beach

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  • We stayed at Hangin' Loose back in 2016. We would highly recommend if you are looking for a nice quite place to be nude and enjoy the grounds. The resort is private and peaceful.
    • i went to honolulu hawaii in 2020 and on the north shore they have a hidden nude beach. Best experience ever.
      • Just got back from Maui trip, Spent 4 great days at nude beaches and Bamboo forest near twin falls. Covid 19 did present some chalanges art airport but it all worked our. Meet new friend from last year Tom, Beach is near his home. In his back yard really. Beautiful homes and fantastic beach. Not too crowded, for me was perfect. Saw no textiles there. Nice Location is withheld to prevent crowdes.
        • Aloha! Although nudity is NOT LEGALLY ALLOWED on Hawaii state beaches, sunbathing topless is permissible by Hawaii law! There are laws against indecent exposure and lewdness, but the law does not apply to topless sunbathing. I have been to Queens Beach, Sand Island Beach, and Polo Beach nude many times but the police do come and check and have issued indecent exposer tickets ( to only men ) on the beach. What I do now, is bring a gym towel, and if the police show up just cover myself till they leave.
          • A few years ago, it was often mentioned that the Na Pali Coast trail was a great place for nude hiking. I tried a few miles but did not find any. Perhaps farther along. Any current experiences?
            • Hawaii Lalala Guest House on Big Island, Hawaii is nudist, nude, clothing optional and very close to Kehena Nude beach. Owner is nudist and offers discounts to nudists. Mostly male guests, but open to all. Email for details and mention TrueNudist. Check out the charming Oceanfront Bali Hut. Private Bali style huton one acre oceanfront. Hot and cold water showers, access to private tide pools and amazing lava fields.
              • We live a few miles from Little Beach on Maui. Visitors to Maui are encouraged to drop us a note!
                • I plan to be with my wife in October 2018. Which couple to join?
                  • I've been to Little Beach, Kehena Beach and another one on Kauai but I can't remember the name of it.
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