Beach Umbrellas Not Allowed on Beach in Hawaii

by Barbara
(Oahu, Hawaii, USA)

Ko Olina Oahu Hawaii

Ko Olina Oahu Hawaii

My husband and I wanted to spend the afternoon on a beach in Hawaii. It was a sunny hot day.

We put our beach umbrella up and spread out our beach blanket, laid down and began to relax.

One of the beach security man came up to us and said "You can't use your umbrella on the beach and you'll have to take it down".

He went on to say, “If you have a baby, you can leave it up”.

We didn't have a baby, but wanted some UV protection from the strong sunlight and UV rays.

We were very upset and replied, "but what if you have health conditions?" He insisted we "take it down anyway".

The sun is so strong in Hawaii with the UV index up to 15, it is very important to protect yourself with sun protection hat, organic sunscreen and beach umbrellas.

This rule they have at this beach "Ko Olina" on Oahu is supposed to have public access but the limit of beach umbrellas on this beach is ridiculous.

There are no private beaches in Hawaii and all beaches are to be used by the public- it's a law.

We left this beach and found another one so we could use our beach umbrella!

At least there are many beaches to pick from and one right down the road from where we live, which is uncrowded, beautiful and we can use our umbrella!

-Barbara and Larry in Hawaii

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