Dog-Friendly Beaches

In order for the community to continue to support sharing the shoreline with dogs, great care must be taken to ensure responsibility and respect for all beach goers. Owners are responsible for their dog’s actions. The law requires that pet waste must be disposed of. Violations can results in citations and fines issued by the police.

Dogs should never be left in cars unattended as temperatures can rise quickly. Call 911 to report any issue when people or animals are in immediate danger.

For a list of dog-friendly parks, click here.

Beach Etiquette for Dog Owners

  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Take your dog home at the first sign of unfriendly behavior.
  • Puppies and dogs should be vaccinated and healthy.
  • Keep close supervision of your dog.
  • Dogs in estrus/heat should be left at home.
  • Pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste.

Dog Safety at the Beach

  • When taking your dog to the beach, make sure there is plenty of fresh water and shade.
  • Dogs can get sunburned just like humans, so limit your dog’s exposure to the hot sun and apply a zinc-free sunblock to his ears and nose 30 minutes before going outside.
  • Be careful not to let your dog spend too much time on hot sand or asphalt. Dogs can burn their sensitive paws just as easily as we can.
  • Cool ocean water is very tempting to a dog. Don’t allow your dog to drink seawater. This can cause diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration.
  • Check with lifeguards for daily water conditions e.g. riptides. Dogs can be easy targets for jellyfish.
  • Swimming is a great form of exercise for dogs, but don’t let them overdo it.
  • Running on a beach is strenuous exercise. If your dog is out of shape, don’t encourage him or her to run on the sand.
  • The beach can present many hazards for your dog. Things to watch out for include boats, fishhooks, dead fish, garbage, and broken glass. Lava rock can be very sharp and can easily cut your dog’s paws.

Allowed ON-LEASH in all beach areas

Aukai Beach Hauula
Gray’s (Halekulani) Beach Waikiki
Haleaha Beach Punaluu
Hanakailio Beach Kahuku
Kaalawai Beach Diamond Head
Kahala Beach Kahala
Kahuku Golf Course Beach Kahuku
Kaihalulu Beach Kahuku
Kailua Beach Kailua
Kaipapau Beach Hauula
Kaiwi Coastline (from the Alan Davis Ranch
wall towards Makapu’u Point)
Kakela Beach Hauula
Kaloko Beach Kokohead
Kaluahole Beach Diamond Head
Kanenelu Beach Kaaawa
Kapaeloa Beach North Shore
Kawela Bay Beach North Shore
Kealia Beach Mokuleia
Kualoa Sugar Mill Beach Kualoa
Kuilima Cove Beach Kahuku
Laie Beach Laie
Lanikai Beach Kailua
Laniloa Beach Laie
Mahakea Beach Laie
Makao Beach Hauula
Makua Beach Makua
Manner’s Beach Kahe
Mokuleia Army Beach Mokuleia
Mokuleia Beach Mokuleia
Niu Beach Niu Valley
Oneawa Beach Kailua
Outrigger Canoe Club Beach Waikiki
Pahipahialua Beach North Shore
Paiko Beach Kuliouou
Punaluu Beach Punaluu
Puuiki Beach Mokuleia
Royal-Moana Beach Waikiki
Turtle Bay Beach North Shore

Allowed in areas below the high-tide line

Dogs can be on the ocean side of the debris line, which is often marked by seaweed.

Aweoweo Beach Park Mokuleia
Barbers Point Beach Park Barbers Point
Camp Erdman Beach Mokuleia
Chun’s Reef Beach North Shore
Duke Kahanamoku (Fort DeRussy) Beach Waikiki
Ewa Beach Park Ewa Beach
Haleiwa Alii Beach Park Haleiwa
Haleiwa Beach Beach Park Haleiwa
Hau Tree Beach Park Ewa Beach
Hauula Beach Park Hauula
Hawaiian Electric Beach Park Kahe
Kaaawa Beach Park Kaaawa
Kahe Point Beach Park Kahe
Kaiaka Bay Beach Park Waialua
Kailua Beach Park Kailua
Kaiona Beach Park Waimanalo
Kalae Oio Beach Park Kaaawa
Kalama Beach Park Kailua
Kaluanui Beach Punaluu
Kaunala Beach North Shore
Kaupo Beach Park Waimanalo
Kawaikui Beach Park Aina Haina
Keaau Beach Park Makaha
Kokololio Beach Park Hauula
Kualoa Regional Park Kualoa
Kuilei Cliffs Beach Park Kualoa
Kuliouou Beach Park Kuliouou
Laie Beach Park Laie
Laniakea Beach North Shore
Lualualei Beach Park Waianae
Maili Beach Park Maili
Makaha Beach Park Makaha
Makapuu Beach Park Kokohead
Makaua Beach Park Kaaawa
Mauna Lahilahi Beach Park Waianae
Mokuleia Beach Park Waianae
Nanaikapono Beach Nanakuli
Nanakuli Beach Park Nanakuli
Oneula Beach Park Ewa Beach
Papailoa Beach North Shore
Pokai Bay Beach Waianae
Pounders Beach Laie
Punaluu Beach Punaluu
Sandy Beach Park Waimanalo
Sans Souci Beach Waikiki
Tracks Beach Park Waianae
Ulehawa Beach Park Nanakuli
Waiahole Beach Park Waiahole
Waialae Beach Park Kahala
Waialee Beach Park North Shore
Wailupe Beach Park Kahala
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Waimanalo
Waimanalo Beach Waimanalo
Waimanalo Beach Park Waimanalo
Waimea Bay Beach Park Waimea Bay
Wawamalu Beach Kokohead

Allowed in all areas below the retaining wall

Diamond Head Beach Park Diamond Head

Allowed in all areas below the seawall

Leahi Beach Park Diamond Head
Laenani Park Beach Kahaluu
Makalei Beach Park Diamond Head
Swanzy Beach Park Kaaawa


Ala Moana Beach Ala Moana
Banzai Beach North Shore
Banzai Rock Beach Park North Shore
Ehukai Beach North Shore
Ehukai Beach Park North Shore
Fort Kamehameha Beach Hickam
Hickam Harbor Beach Hickam
Iroquois Beach Hickam
Kaena Point State Park Beach Makua
Kahana Valley State Park Beach Kahana
Kapiolani Park Beach Waikiki
Ko Olina Lagoons Kapolei
Kuhio Beach Waikiki
Kuhio Beach Park Waikiki
Magic Island Beach Ala Moana
Malaekahana State Park Laie
Nimitz Beach Barbers Point
Pupukea Beach North Shore
Pupukea Beach Park North Shore
Queen’s Surf Beach Waikiki
Sand Island State Park Beach Sand Island
Sunset Beach North Shore
Sunset Beach Park North Shore
Sunset Point Beach Park North Shore
Waikiki Beach Center Waikiki
White Plains Beach Barbers Point
Yokohama Bay Beach Makua