Highlights of HRS 115 - PASH
--Provided by Hawai`i's Thousand Friends' PROTECT Project and OHELO Students
LOVE THE BEACH?
SWIMMING AND SURFING?
ENJOYING PRISTINE OCEAN VIEWS?
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO ACCESS THE OCEAN EVEN WHEN PRIVATE PROPERTY IS BLOCKING IT?!!
Under Hawaii Rev. Stat. §115 - Public Access to Coastal and Inland Recreational Areas -
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT to walk or otherwise travel along the ocean in the
area that is defined as being along the upper reaches of the wash of waves, usually evidenced by the edge of vegetation or by the debris left by the wash of waves. If the area is not safe because it is a cliff or other unstable area, then the county must establish, by condemnation, along the makai boundaries of the property lines, public transit corridors. These corridors must be at least six feet wide. (paraphrased)