Swimming, Hawaii (Big Island)
Many of the more popular beaches have life guards, but many of the more secluded beaches do not. Please abide by the signs posted . . . no swimming means NO swimming. A "CLOSED" beach is for the protection of the people. Sometimes it's because of the high surf, and dangerous under currents, sometimes it means there's a shark in the area, and sometimes it's purely for the protection of an endangered animal sited in the area.