Disputing path to beach access
‘ALIOMANU — Police were called on a group clearing a path commonly used for beach access that crosses private property yesterday.
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Beach access is vital to everything Hawaii stands for and the people!!
The Hawai’ian people have been abused long enough by having their country forcefully stolen from them. Long live the Hawai’ian people and may they be treated with the respect their admirable culture deserves.
Now thats what John Lewis calls Good Trouble. Good for those folks who took it upon themselves to clear the path. And thanks to mason chock for being tight there w them.
Beach should never be blocked
Amen to that!
Access to the beach is an honored tradition that will not be thrown aside.
It’s only those who know the land owners that get access, Its important have access to many places to share w your Kids and families. There are few people who have exclusive access to private property crossings to the mountains from the n shore and other parts of the island, to places they never want any anyone to go because it’s paradise. They believe that other people even locals will destroy it and ruin it if others are let in and that is true.
Exclusive rights for those who are connected. Never a big deal for them. But try to take your kid bass fishing on a lake or pond wait most are private, access shoreline fishing spots, no can, get up to the mountains from Kilauea farms or Guava Kai, no can, all private estates that butt up to the beaches or mountains just like the secrets access on Kauapea.
Imagine if the county years ago bought some nice land for the people to expect some growth in population, plenty kids born every year on Kauai and less places to go.
We keep losing, views, access, cool spots, we will lose the sunset view from the path to the light house because of some big hedge on a multi million dollar property the county should have bought years ago before the TV real estate shows. It will only get more crowded and we need our county to buy more property for open space and access, it’s very very important. The more people use it for the good the better it will be valued and in the long run better maintained. Sry don’t want to take private access and paradise from anyone just want to share a little with the generations.
“Neighbors said potential buyers of the house were scared away last year, and the sale fell through.”
Meanwhile, here’s what a quick search netted:
Realtor.com – Property Overview – 5032 C Aliomanu Rd, Anahola, HI 96703 is a single family home built in 1924. This property was last sold for $1,900,000 in 2019.
County of Kaua’i Public Record:
Living Area: 646 sq.ft.
Land Area (acres) 1.3930
Sale Date: 03/29/2019 $1,900,000
ALIOMANU BEACH LIVING TRUST
86 S MAIN ST
SUNDERLAND MA 01375
And, this from last year which seems like the sellers didn’t mind for 21 years, but the buyers, and realtor Robb Wall do…
Why is it our Police must know county, state, and federal laws but seem to fail when it comes to native Hawaiian rights and laws that are in our state constitution? Our police, all property owners, as well as all visitors to these islands should be educated on the special rights and laws that Native Hawaiians possess.
I keep hearing about “rules of laws” being broken. These same laws and rules never take into effect the disregard of Hawaiian rights.
This owner putting rubbish in the pathway–that’s pilau. I have gone with Nalani to replace limu in that area before. People like Nalani and the Surfrider foundation are trying to take care of the ‘āina. People who are giving back instead of taking should be thanked not hindered.
The owners of the property should be fined.
Reminds me of the rich owners of Kailuana Loop in Kailua, O’ahu ( where Obama used to spend his holidays). The owners there have put up metal gates with locks in the public access ways to keep locals from using them.
It is sad that so many just take from our islands with no intention of ever giving back. We all need to learn to give back to our communities and the places we visit.
Thank you Mason, Nalani and all those people who came out to help clear the path.
Mason , maybe you can get our council to pass a bill to require the Public be educated on Native Hawaiian rights and laws. Another idea could be having visitors and residents perform community service to better appreciate this beautiful place that we call home.
In the 20+ years I’ve lived on Kaua’i, I’ve seen this problem grow. Folks move here never bothering to learn the culture or traditions. This is further exacerbated by realtors who fail to inform the purchasers, more concerned about that fat commission. They sell the illusion of a “private beach”. The county needs to guarantee beach access. Maybe a paper needs to be signed before recording the sale.
The law is the law. Access to the Ocean and to Rivers is underpinned by legal rights. It us case of Caveat Emptor. If the buyer’s agent is negligent in informing the buyer of existing littoral and riparian rights on Land in the State of Hawai’i then that should be between the buyer and their agent. It is unfortunate that money talks and Hawai’i politicians are wary of upsetting the “Baronial” dreams of California millionaires. The Police in the State need to know the law however the problem comes when contrasting rights need interpretation and for that you need lawyers. It would make life simpler if legislation to establish the primacy of these littoral and riparian rights were to be passed so there is less political pressure on the forces if Law and Order to place the rights of the wealthy and malahini over those of Hawaiians who are after all Kama’aina.