11 Spectacular Spots In Hawaii Where You Can Camp Right On The Beach
With endless summer weather comes endless opportunities for summer activities: swimming, surfing, hiking, and perhaps my favorite — camping trips. And when you think of camping in Hawaii, you imagine pitching your tent in the sand, where you can fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves, and jump into the ocean the moment you wake up. From secluded beaches you can only reach via an arduous hike to easily accessible campsites nestled along the coast, here are 11 phenomenal beach camping spots throughout the Aloha State. The best beach camping in Hawaii awaits.
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It is legal to camp on the beach in Hawaii, as long as you follow the rules, of course. While there are no laws against sleeping on public beaches in Hawaii, you will need to obtain a permit to set up camp at any of Hawaii’s beaches.
What do I need to do to camp on the beach in Hawaii?
Your best bet is to check out the specific campground you’re hoping to stay at, as permit prices and processes vary depending on which island you’re on and whether the campsite is managed by the city, county, or state. Other than permits, which range in price from just $3 to $32 per night, all you’ll need is a tent and some basic camping supplies.
What are the best family campgrounds in Hawaii?
There’s little better than spending a weekend bonding with your family at one of Hawaii’s stellar campgrounds. On Oahu, we love family camping at Bellows Beach, Malaekahana Beach Campground, and Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. If you’re looking to head inland and get away from it all, we would suggest Koke’e State Park on Kauai as well as Namakanipaio Campground, found near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Kauai.
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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