Open/Accessible Sites


Mahalo for your patience throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic recovery process.

We hope to open our Film Industry statewide soon. We have been working closely with our State agencies to determine which agencies are able to begin accepting film permit applications for State locations in the near future.  The outlook is quite bright as DLNR (State Parks, Boating, Land Management, and Forestry), DOT (Airports, Highways and Harbors), DAGS (State buildings and parking meters), and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands have all confirmed their eagerness to get the ball rolling again on film permits with the Hawaiʻi Film Office. The state Department of Defense and Judiciary have indicated they continue to struggle with bandwidth and therefore do not foresee accepting applications in the near future. 

With that being said, the majority of our agencies have the ability to begin again.  Once we receive the Governor’s approval to safely re-open filming across all islands and all counties, we will be able to let industry know.   As you all well know, the Film industry is poised to play a key role in the State of Hawai’i’s economic recovery.


Click on an island below to view sites administered by the State’s Department of Land and Natural Resources that have been designated as open and accessible to the public, and are generally pre-approved for filming activity.

DLNR Open and Accessible List Changes for 2014

Please be aware that for the City and County of Honolulu, there is a smoking ban in place for City and County beaches and parks. Failure to adhere to the smoking ban may result in a citation issued to violators.

The locations below are no longer a part of the DLNR Open and Accessible list:

  • Kahana Beach (Oahu)
  • Kahana Valley State Park (Oahu)
  • Keawa’ula Beach (Oahu)
  • Makua Beach (Oahu)
  • Makena State Park and Beach (Maui)
  • Oneloa (Maui)
  • Wet Caves State Parks (Kauai)
  • Keei Beach (Big Island)
Big Island (Hawaii)
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