My Favorite Places on the Big Island, Hawaii - naked or not Part III
by, June 23rd, 2012 at 06:31 PM (2094 Views)
Naked Places on the Big Island of Hawai'i
First of all on my list are the places where you can shed your clothes without too much hassle from the public authorities or other people. While public nudity and naked sunbathing at public beaches is illegal, there are places where this law is not strictly enforced and a few where it is never enforced.
Other Sightseeing Spots
Of course, 1 - 5 above are some of my favorite places (because I can get naked in nature), but there are tons of other spots too.
6. Kapoho tidal pools (Hwy 132, turn right onto 137, take Kapoho Kai St into residential area, bear left to reach Wai Opai warm tidal ponds, great snorkeling spot, beware of sharp and slippery rocks, however,There is a hot springs-fed tidal pool in a small park about 1/2 mile further down Hwy 136, Ahalanui Park, if you don't have time to snorkel.
7. Volcanoes National Park - Viewing the Kilauea Crater, walking through lava tubes, and seeingthe current lava flows (under the guidance of park rangers)
8. Kalapana lava flow area (where it's possible to hike out near the current point where the lava flows into the ocean - but also highly hazardous). Access it from the near the intersection of Hwy 130 and Hwy 137 (coastal road).
9. Laupahoehoe Point (a county park, site of a tidal wave disaster in 1960s, and very beautiful beach park (with camping - by permit). Descend from mark entrance on the north side of Laupahoehoe Gulch (a couple of miles north of the town) on Hwy19 about 25 miles north of Hilo.Of course, you may want to stop at Akaka Falls on your way north out of Hilo.
10. Waipio Valley (great view, fairly strenuous hike back up). I (and I have seen other) people get naked in the far beach once you've descended to the valleyfloor.)
Honoka'a Town is a quaint little stop with and nice eatery or two (good place to stop on your way back from hiking Waipio