Pet ownership ranks high in Hawai’I when compared to other states across the U.S. A study in 2018 found that 60% of households in Hawai’I have at least one cat or dog, compared to a national average of 36.5% If you are one of these households, this post is for you! If you will soon be one of these households and are relocating to Hawaiʻi with your furry friends – we recommend that you check out LUVA’s previous blog posts here and here.
However, if you and your dogs are already on island – explore our favorite dog friendly beaches and restaurants! Remember to be respectful and keep your dogs on the leash at all times!
Dog Beach at Honokohau Harbor | Located next to Honokohau Harbor in Kona, an expansive beach with plenty of room to spread out!
Central Bark Dog Park | A newer dog park located in Holualoa with two separate playing areas, one for big dogs and one for small dogs.
Makaula ʻOʻoma | Located in Kona 3,000 feet up on Hualalai Mountain. Choose between two short and moderately challenging hikes, a 1 mile loop and a 2.3 mile loop.
Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Trail | An 8 mile round trip hike to the top of an ancient cinder cone. Bring plenty of water for you and your dog!
Walua Trail | Enjoy this 3 mile paved path for running, biking, and walking located off of Lako Street in Kona.
Island Lava Java | A dog-friendly cafe serving oceanfront breakfast, lunch, and dinner located in Kona on Aliʻi Drive.
Ola Brew | Come here for Hawaiʻi Island brews, ciders, hard seltzers and tea with your pup!
Baldwin Beach | A dog-friendly beach in Paia known for itʻs long stretch of white sand, calming ocean views, and family friendly vibe.
Down the Hatch | A breakfast, lunch, and happy hour seafood eatery located in Lahaina.
Nakalele Blowhole Trail | Check out this moderately challenging 1.2 mile hike to a blowhole located near Wailuku.
Naluʻs South Shore Grill | A popular dog friendly open air restaurant located in Kihei.
Barefoot Beach Cafe | Donʻt miss this oceanfront BYOB eatery in Waikiki at Queenʻs Surf Beach.
Diamond Head Bark Park | A popular dog park in Honolulu.
Mililani Dog Park | A large grassy park in Mililani!
Moanalua Dog Park | A large park located in Honolulu with picnic tables.
Nicoʻs Pier 38 – A popular Seafood restaurant in Honolulu with dogs allowed at the outdoor tables.
**This list does not include all dog-friendly places in Hawai’i! We are sure you have your favorite dog-friendly spots. If youʻd like to share them, please email us at email@example.com.