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Oahu public shoreline access now online

Published On: Dec 12 2012 11:11:45 AM HST
Updated On: Dec 12 2012 04:17:58 PM HST

HONOLULU -

Residents and visitors alike enjoy the shorelines of Oahu for a wide range of recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, surfing, and snorkeling. But historically, public access to shoreline locations has not always been obvious.

Click here to go to the City and County of Honolulu Shoreline Access Points.

The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Office of Planning have worked collaboratively with the City and County of Honolulu and NOAA Fisheries to review and update information defining Oahu’s public access.

"This project demonstrates how we can improve public access to coastal resources when federal, state, and county agencies combine their talents and resources toward a common goal," said William J. Aila, Jr. DLNR chairperson.

Public access points can now be found on a new easy-to-use map-based website that shows locations all around Oahu that can be clicked on and zoomed to show specific location name, and other information.

"This comprehensive list and map of public shoreline access points are valuable resources for local fishermen, residents, and visitors," said Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle.  "This is an excellent example of multiple government agencies working together to develop easily accessible information that benefits all."

The city Department of Planning and Permitting along with the state Office of Planning will coordinate with other relevant agencies to keep the information up-to-date.

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