7 Best Nude Beaches in Hawaii

Looking to go au-natural and perfect that even, all-over tan? Well, Hawaii, with its stunning tropical beaches may seem an obvious choice. But not so fast - it's not as straightforward as that. As it stands public nudity on or off the beach is illegal in Hawaii. In fact it would technically be considered indecent exposure to go naked on any of the state beaches.

However, while there are no official nude beaches in Hawaii, there are a handful of fairly well-known, unofficial spots where you can bare all with relative impunity. These clothing-optional beaches are often secluded and away from the crowds, making them a good option for those looking to relax and enjoy the sun without clothes.

So, whether you are a newbie or a nudist expert, here are the best of Hawaii's nudist beaches to cut loose, relax, and rejoice in the beauty of nature.

  • Little Beach // Maui

    Little Beach

    Little Beach is so called, not only because it is fairly small, but because it is next door to the longest beach on Maui's south coast - Big Beach. Both are beautiful stretches of golden sand backed by the near-pristine tropical greenery of Makena State Park, it's just the scale is different... well mostly that.

    Perhaps what Little Beach is most famous for is the… read more »

  • Secret Beach // Kauai

    Secret Beach

    The western end of Kauapea Beach is known as Secret Beach or just "Secrets" by locals. At high tide these two neighbouring sandy coves are separated by a rocky outcrop.

    Secret Beach is a frequent feature on lists of Hawaii's best beaches, and its golden sands, secluded location and scenic outlook to Moku’ae’ae Island make it a real gem.

    Backed by steep cliffs covered… read more »

  • Kauapea Beach // Kauai

    Kauapea Beach

    Hugging the northern shoreline of Kauai between Kalihiwai Beach and Kilauea Point, Kauapea Beach merges as one with Secret Beach at low tide. The golden sands are quite large by Kauai standards, stretching for half a mile or so with black lava rocks dotted here and there sheltered by tree and vegetation covered cliffs.

    The beach is accessed down a steep unmarked trail, maintaining… read more »

  • Kehena Black Sand Beach // Big Island

    Kehena Black Sand Beach
    Tal Atlas

    A thin sliver of black sand on the eastern coast of Big Island in Puna, Kehena Black Sand Beach is best accessed by following the path leading from the left of the car park. Because of its isolation, it is often used by nude sunbathers, although this is illegal on Hawaii and those who strip off may face a fine from local law enforcement officials.

    Sometimes… read more »

  • Donkey Beach // Kauai

    Donkey Beach

    Donkey Beach, also known as Paliku Beach, is a relatively secluded beach on the east coast of Kauai. A stretch of unspoilt golden sand backed by fields and a few trees this is a lovely spot to throw down a towel and soak up the tropical sun.

    The beach here isn't the best for swimming and snorkeling though as the waves can be powerful and the… read more »

  • Red Sand Beach // Maui

    Red Sand Beach
    Laila Goubran

    As the name suggests Red Sand beach is adorned with sand that is more than just a little red in hue. In fact the little cove is something of a festival of colors; the red sand, deep blue of the ocean, black of the rocks and green of the ironwood trees.

    The redness of the beach is provided by the iron rich lava-cinder cliffs behind which… read more »

  • Polo Beach // Oahu

    Polo Beach

    Located near the western corner of Oahu's North Shore, not far from Haleiwa, is this lovely little pristine stretch of sand. Despite not being that far from anywhere Polo beach has a wonderfully secluded feel to it with its backdrop of ironwood trees. Often as not the beach here will be empty but don't be surprised to see horses being ridden on the beach… read more »