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Ask the Mayor: Why Aren’t There Nude Beaches in Hawai‘i?

February 26, 2017, 12:30 PM HST
* Updated March 6, 2:15 PM
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Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa at [email protected], 270-7855 or mail them to 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

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Dear Mayor,

Q: When can my wife and I expect designated nude beaches in Maui? We were there for our Honeymoon and were so disappointed to not find any nude beaches. We find plenty in the Caribbean, Florida and California. Why not Hawai‘i?


A: We currently do not have any County- or State-managed beaches where nudity is allowed, although many guidebooks can clue you in on the more secluded beaches where nude sunbathing is more common and doesn’t draw as much attention.

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