Open/Accessible Sites


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

Hawaiʻiʻs Film and Television industry is at various stages of reopening statewide, County by County.

We are working closely with government officials and film offices from every Island County to help clarify and outline how the industry is to move forward.  This is in conjunction with the film unions’ SAFE WAY FORWARD document that has now become the industry standard in this new age of COVID.

Due to some of the restrictions outlined in the most current County orders, some film activity will be limited to smaller groups than in the past. Currently, we are able to submit film permit applications to 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 for review and approval on a case-by-case basis.


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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