State to Charge for Hapuna BEACH Access

Am I missing something here… How is it possible for the State to charge folks for access to the ocean?

I understand Hapuna Beach being a State Park… but at what point can the State charge folks for water access?

From today’s Hawaii Tribune-Herald:

…In June, the DLNR’s state board approved a plan for parking and entrance fees at eight parks throughout the islands, including Iao Valley and Makena on Maui, Hapuna and Akaka Falls on the Big Island, and Kokee and Haena on Kauai. Visitors have been paying the fees at Oahu’s Diamond Head and Pali Lookout parks for some time, he said…

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One Response

  1. If it’s like the Pali Lookout on Oahu, there’s a dropbox at the parking lot and state residents are not supposed to have to pay — but how are ticket-writing cops supposed to know who’s a local? When we were in Oahu we used a rented car (duh!) so we paid.

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