Hawaii: Some say gates blocking beach access in a private Kailua community isn’t fair
The public has a right to access all beaches in Hawaii, which is why newly locked gates have people upset in Kailua.
But the neighbors who voted to keep people out say they have a right to protect their private property.
Some beachgoers were surprised to see metal gates in front of beach access paths along Kaapuni Drive in Kailua.
"First thing we said was, ‘Oh! Look at this gate,” said Giovanna Cockerill.