Big Island (Hawaii)

DLNR-ADMINISTERED OPEN / ACCESSIBLE SITES – HAWAII ISLAND

Note: If a location you would like to shoot at is not on this list, please contact the Big Island Film Office or Hawaii Film Office. Some locations are open and accessible but also have special conditions/restrictions, e.g. Anaehoomalu Beach.

Akaka Falls State Park
Anaehoomalu Beach – (Fishpond & portions of beach belong to Waikoloa Land Co.)*
Coconut Island (County) Beach Park (AKA Mokuola)*
Harry Brown (County) Beach Park*
Honolii Stream Falls
Hookena (County) Beach Park*
Isaac Hale (County) Beach Park*
James Kealoha (County) Beach Park*
Kahaluu (County) Beach Park*
Kalopa State Recreation Area
Kapoho (Coast Guard approval required for lighthouse at Kapoho Point)Kaunaoa Beach
Keokea (County) Beach Park*
Kilauea State Rec. Area
Lapakahi State Historical Park (Park gate opens 8am – 4pm daily, except on state holidays)
Laupahoehoe (County) Beach Park*
Lava Tree State Monument
Lehia Park (Hilo, near Richardson Ocean Center)
Leleiwi (County) Beach Park*
MacKenzie State Recreation Area (Beach)
Manuka State Wayside Park
Mauna Kea State Recreation Area (Mauna Kea Summit is not included; requires separate U.H. Institute of Astronomy permit;Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve are also not included)
Milolii (County) Beach Park/Village*
Mokuola (AKA Coconut Island) (County) Beach Park*
Ninole (Kau Black Sand Beach Area)
Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area (park gate closes at 8pm)
Peepee Falls
Pine Trees Beach
Punaluu (County) Beach Park*
Rainbow Falls (AKA Wailuku River State Park)
Richardson’s (County) Beach Park*
Seamountain Resort Beach Area
Spencer’s (County) Beach Park*
Waikoloa (County) Beach Park*
Wailoa River State Recreation Area (Hilo town side of park is also under the County)*
Wailuku River State Park (AKA Rainbow Falls)
Whittington (County) Beach Park*

*Also requires County permit or approval from owner(s); state jurisdiction up to high-water mark/vegetation line.