Oahu's North Shore

Tourist-weary residents erect fence on Oahu’s North Shore

HONOLULU — Residents on Oahu’s North Shore have built a 70-foot fence to deter visitors from parking on their private road to access a popular beach.

One resident told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he often can’t get out of his driveway because so there are too many people blocking his path.

City officials are warning residents that if they don’t remove the fence they’ll be fined because they didn’t get the proper permits.

But the homeowners want to build a rock wall instead because vandals recently cut through chunks of their wooden fence.

A state law ensures that beaches are open to everyone. The residents insist they’re not violating this law because they built the fence on their own properties.

They say the volume of visitors causes a safety issue.

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