Hawaii’s beaches are free and open to the public. Sometimes finding access to the beaches can be a bit tricky, though. Look for shoreline public access signs like the one shown in the above photo. Public access should generally be well marked, so stay on the designated paths and be careful to respect private property.
If you want to access a beach near a hotel or resort. Look for signs that indicate free parking for beach access. If the resort entry had a guarded gate, tell the guard that you are looking for beach access and they should be able to direct you to parking and a path to the beach.