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Old Kona Airport Beach Park

Big Island, Hawai'i

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  • The parking for Old Kona Airport Beach Park is along the former runway.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • Covered picnic areas at Old Kona Airport Beach Park.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • Lots of sand at Old Kona Airport Beach Park, though the swimming is difficult because of the rocks. - Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • Old Kona Airport Beach Park.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • Appropriately, the Old Airport is a great spot for kites.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • Covered picnic areas and restrooms at Old Kona Airport Beach Park.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • Old Kona Airport Beach Park.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • There are plenty of picnic areas at Old Kona Airport Beach Park.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • Yoga by the sea at Old Kona Airport Beach Park.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • Old Kona Airport Beach Park.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • Tide pools at Old Kona Airport Beach Park.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • Old Kona Airport Beach Park.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
  • Old Kona Airport Beach Park.- Old Kona Airport Beach Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Huge park. Lots of picnic areas. Open space. Long beach.
Cons: 
Rocky shore makes swimming difficult.
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Region:
Big Island, HI
Congestion: 
Moderate
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Rocky shore
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Current Local Weather:
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Located less than a mile north of the Kailua Pier, Old Kona Airport Beach Park is an enormous public resource that was the area's only airport until Kona International Airport was finished in 1970. The airport runway was just too short for the larger aircrafts that were servicing the burgeoning resort and tourist demands, and it was soon decommissioned. By 1976 the area had been converted into a park, and it has become a staple beach in the Kona area.

Running the length of the runway, this park has plenty of room. Parking is on the edge of the old runway, and the beach is long and wide. There are multiple picnic table areas set up with grills nearby, and there are pavilions for groups as well (first-come, first-served). Restrooms and outdoor showers are also on site. This area isn't the best for swimming due to the rocky shoreline, though there are small pools that are perfect for children to splash around in. There may be no better spot in Kona for aerial pursuits, however, so look for kites flying along the runway.

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