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Re: Three clothing optional beaches in Hawaii [Re: Anonymous]
      #1528733 - 08/15/13 06:42 PM (76.188.24.229)

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Speaking of Kona Village, any knowledge as to the re-open date?



Michael Dell says they're going to reopen it but he won't say when. There's a facebook page where people have been reporting progress that they've seen or heard.
https://www.facebook.com/SaveKonaVillage


Thanks, the place was very unique had quite a few really loyal return guests from what seemed like New England and California. Based on the facebook page it appears they aren't going to give up advocating a re-opening.

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Re: Three clothing optional beaches in Hawaii [Re: UncleAl32]
      #1528865 - 08/16/13 07:16 PM (96.38.184.70)

Uncle Al,

You are spot on about Little Beach and Sundays. Wife and I owned a home on Maui and spent many a day at LB. Monday thru Thursday are probably the best days to enjoy LB au naturel. Best in the morning where I would say 90% are nude- enjoying the serenity and to die for views from LB. Late in the afternoon more people start coming. In the afternoons I would say it is about 50% nude. Lots of locals (whom normally dont go nude) and curious textile tourists from big beach next door.

Sunday evening is a total different story on LB. We try and get out of there by 3pm. Locals, aging hippies,pot dealers from Hana and places north all head to the LB for the drum circle. I would say that less then 10% nudity during this time and it is sort of a zoo in my opinion.
I guess it is worth seeing once in your life (I heard Steven Tyler was there one Sunday recently-leading the drums circle.) We personally would not feel comfortable au naturel on Sundays. Each to his or her own however.


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Re: Three clothing optional beaches in Hawaii [Re: Anonymous]
      #1528903 - 08/16/13 10:39 PM (71.158.210.55)

Kehena Beach was similar on Sunday afternoon, but on a much smaller scale. We stayed six nights within 100 yards of the beach and got to experience it in it's many moods. Nudity was almost never over 50%, but it was fully accepted and seemed to be practiced as much by locals as visitors. The local nudes seemed fully comfortable mixing with their textile friends, and maybe that set the tone.

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Re: Three clothing optional beaches in Hawaii [Re: Anonymous]
      #1532198 - 09/04/13 03:19 PM (72.130.207.215)

Does "Beach 67" still function as clothing optional?

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Re: Three clothing optional beaches in Hawaii [Re: Anonymous]
      #1532360 - 09/05/13 01:02 PM (216.40.135.212)

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Does "Beach 67" still function as clothing optional?




Even tiny "67 Beach" (named for a nearby numbered telephone pole) is patrolled occasionally by personnel of the Dept. of Land & Natural Resources (DNLR), especially if they get wind of a gathering. Here is a (redacted) commentary by a friend who lives on the Big Island:

"As with any 'nude beach' in a state where the elected nannies have deemed nudity undesirable, the ability to enjoy such freedom can be disturbed at any moment by the morality police. There is an interesting phenomenon that happens with this type of enforcement: when a nude beach is allowed in an acceptable location, a representative cross-section of society will peacefully co-exist on the sands. However, if subjected to patrols by the state’s Basij – in our case, the DLNR – families, couples and individuals not willing to subject themselves to public scrutiny or to contest the infringement on liberty will simply stay away, leaving a societal fringe who typically seek such secluded places to engage in their own vices.

"A couple years ago, [wife] and I hosted then-AANR Executive Director Erich Schüttauf and his wife Georgie to a picnic originally planned on 67 Beach. When we arrived from Kona, we were greeted by a couple of DLNR officers responding to a complaint of a dog on the beach. A local, who’d been present all morning, said no dog was ever there; it was only a ruse to hassle the nudists. Needless to say, the lunch au natural was a no-go but we did enjoy the meal at the top of the bluff with a beautiful view of Waialea Bay.

"In answer to your query, 67 Beach continues to be a gathering place for nude sunbathing and swimming, subject to occasional patrol. It is listed on many homosexual websites as well which has made it a sort of destination, in turn adding to the attention of DLNR. Our caveat is to keep alert to the surroundings."

So, in attempt to keep certain classes of people off the public beaches, the DNLR also hassles nudists. The same attempt was made at Honokohau Beach, near Kona, using its new status as a 'cultural center', and it succeeded. The same attempt occurred at Little Beach on Maui, and it failed - due to organized opposition and the tourist draw of the world-reknown beach. As usual, economics rules in regard to tolerance of nudity.

~Reggie~


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Re: Three clothing optional beaches in Hawaii [Re: Anonymous]
      #1532452 - 09/06/13 06:46 AM (67.239.248.2)

Where exactly on the Big Island is "Beach 67"?

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Re: Three clothing optional beaches in Hawaii [Re: Anonymous]
      #1532855 - 09/09/13 03:54 PM (216.40.135.212)

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Where exactly on the Big Island is "Beach 67"?




Here is one set of directions: Beach 67 - TravBuddy
There are others. Just Google them. The area is sparsely residential, but the dirt road is quite rutted, and if it has rained, it can be a mud trap. The beach itself is small and not what I would call a "must see".

~Reggie~


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Re: Three clothing optional beaches in Hawaii [Re: Reginald Guy]
      #1532916 - 09/09/13 07:48 PM (72.148.177.145)

Thanks. I believe we visited there once a number of years ago. Wish there was a place like Hapuna Beach on the Big Island.

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Re: Three clothing optional beaches in Hawaii [Re: Reginald Guy]
      #1533096 - 09/10/13 03:05 PM (216.40.135.212)

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[. . . .] Wish there was a place like Hapuna Beach on the Big Island.



Yup. Hapuna is one of the islands' best and most beautiful beaches, taking into account parking and bathroom facilities as well as physical beauty, sandy shoreline, and benign surf. On your next visit, check out Makalawena Beach. Looking at a map, you can see that you can approach it from the north or the south - the south approach is from a gravel parking lot, and it involves walking north to a small bay in front of an abandoned beach house that was owned by the Magoon family until the property was donated to the State as a beach park. The beach is sparsely used, and topless sunbathing and swimming is tolerated unless a park ranger strolls by. But north of the beach house, past fresh water springs, over the rock wall, there is a foot trail across a lava field and through a keawe tree thicket to the south end of Makalawena Beach. The south end is de facto nude, the central area is occasionally nude (topless tolerated), and the north end is topless tolerated. If you have a 4WD, you can take the deeply rutted road from the north as far as the brackish springs at the shoreline, but as a hike, it takes about 45 minutes from the highway. Check it out on Google and images.google.com and on maps.Google.com Satellite View.

~Reggie~


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