The beach at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, April 3, following reports of an elevated bacteria level by the State Department of Health Clean Water Branch. The levels of enterococci reported were 222 per 100 mL. The threshold is 130 enterococci per 100 mL.
The nature preserve was closed today as part of its regular Tuesday closure.
The parking lots, visitor center, and upper viewpoint will remain open during regular hours tomorrow.
We hope to reopen sometime Thursday, or once retesting of the ocean water within the nature preserve reports safer bacteria levels.
We appreciate the patience and understanding of the public while this treasured nature preserve is closed.