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Kona Plein Air Painting Schedule

Below is the schedule for upcoming locations. I'll try for variety with north, south, and in town areas each month. Please recommend new sites as you come across them. Remember, we need close parking, shade, and a bathroom/sanikan at the sites. The list of directions is below is for all locations. We paint from 9 AM to about 12:30 PM and have a short critique/comments discussion afterwards, so finish up about 1 PM. 


April 19 – Old Airport Beach

April 26 - City of Refuge National Park


May 3- Honokohau Harbor Beach

May 10 – Honl’s Beach Park

May 17 – Kahaluu Beach

May 24– Hookena Beach

May 31 - Kukio Beach 

June 7 –Energy Lab Beach
June 14 – Beach 69
June 21 - Kua Bay
June 28 – Pahoehoe Beach

July 5 - Wailoloa A Bay Beach
July 12 – Pine Trees North end
July 19 – Magic Sands Beach
July 26 – City of Refuge National Park

August 2 – Hapuna Beach
August 9 – Kaloko Ponds
August 16 – Kahaluu Beach
August 23 – Hookena Beach
August 30- Old Airport Beach

Plein Air painting sites

North to South

Hapuna Beach 

N. about 35 miles from Kona

Beach 69- Waialea Bay

1 Mile south of Hapuna beach on same road

Waikoloa Beach- Anaehoomalu Bay

About 30 miles north of Kona. Follow signs to beach access and Lava Lava Beach club

Kukio Beach

About 13 miles N. of Kona (Makala) just after the 88 mile marker, first left available after Kua Bay turn. Stop at hut on Kukio Nui Drive to get a beach pass. Go early as these tend to go fast. 

Kua Bay

About 10 miles N. of Kona. Limited shade so if you have an umbrella bring it. Turn right after the big round hill on the water side, opposite the cemetery entrance. 

Kekaha Kai Park

About 8 miles N. of Kona, very rough road so travel at your own risk. We are not currenlty scheduling meets here.

Pine Trees Beach- Wawaloli Bay

Just S. of the airport. At the end of the road at the beach the road goes N or S so we will announce which way to go.

Hawaii Ocean Science Technology Park (Wawaloli beach aka Energy Lab Beach)

Entrance S. of Airport. If going north, turn at entrance then left and  right again to get to the beach. The old entrance is now entered from S. bound lanes only.

Kaloko Ponds

Entrance on S. lanes of hwy across from Costco shopping center so if coming from S. must go past it and turn left at Hina Lani and double back.

Honokohau Harbor

Just north of Kona. Take road into harbor, take first right, then either park closest to the beach/park path entrance, or make a left and a right toward harbor and park there and take the path along the harbor to the beach with it’s canoe Hale (Hut). It's about 1/4 mile either way to the beach.

Old Airport Beach

Off Kuakina Hywy where it ends. (Below Crossroads Shopping Center). Take the left into the park, then right on the old runway to the end. Park there and enter the north beach area.

Downtown Kona (Kona Inn)

Meet behind Kona Inn, red roofs. Parking is now pay in the area so come early to find free or street parking. We are currently not scheduling meets for here until figure out the parking.

Honl’s Park

Just North of downtown and north of Coconut Grove shopping center, off Ali’i Drive at base of hill driving south from downtown.

Pahoehoe Park

On Ali’i Drive just N. of Magic Sands beach and La'aloa.

Magic Sands Beach

Just N. of La'aloa. Parking along beach and across the street. New bathroom under construction.

Kahaluu Beach

On Ali'i Drive between Magic Sands and Keauhou. Locals park free with signup at booth. Non-locals can pay $12 to park or park on street across from or above entrance. 

Keauhou Bay

At base of Kamahameha III road, below Keauhou Shopping Center. Downhill to end of road. Park at end or on street sides.

Kona Historical Society

In Kealakekua, just south of Greenwell's Coffee Gardens.


Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (City of Refuge)

Need a national park pass or pay a fee. Drive into park, then right and left to parking lot along beach.

Hookena Beach

About 19 miles S. of Kona. Turn past school, road is marked. About 2 miles downhill, then take left single lane road to beach and parking.

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