Ocean Access is Blocked/Restricted
Or there is a threat it will be blocked
OR vegetation is blocking your way OR construction is taking place
on the oceanfront threatening Access to the ocean.
Access means vertical access to the ocean and means
horizontal access across the beach and oceanfront.
CALL and EMAIL the Office of Conservation & Coastal Lands (OCCL)
OCCL is part of the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (info below).
IMMEDIATELY CALL DLNR HOTLINE: (808) 643-3567
Additional Suggested To-Do List:
Take photos of access being blocked
Gather information of the History of the area and the use of access
Gather names of those who can speak to the community use of the access
Contact Your Council Member
Call Your Mayor's Office
Oʻahu City Council
Mayor's Office Oahu - (808) 768-4141
Mayor's Office Hawaii - (808)-8211
Mayor's Office Maui - (808) 270-7855
Mayor's Office Kauai - (808) 241-4900
Public Access to Shoreline Hawaiʻi
Click on Photo to learn about the PASH Law and YOUR RIGHTS
Click on Photo to learn about
Public Access Rights
from the University of Hawaiʻi
Sea Grant website
Click on State Seal to learn about the
Office of Conservation & Coastal Lands
And Beach Access and Vegetation
The ocean shoreline, including sand, rocks or cliffs, is public up to the highest wash of the waves and on the highest tide of the year.
In the summer on the North Shore, when waves are not as high, the area they reached during the winter is public.
In the winter on the South Shore, when waves are not as high, the area they reached during the summer is public.
The ocean shoreline is under the jurisdiction of the State up to the highest wash of the waves and on the highest tide of the year.
Public rights-of-way to the ocean shoreline are under the jurisdiction of the County.