Old Airport Beach is a nice beach park located just on the outskirts of Kailua-Kona. The long stretch of beach is comprised of patchy sand with numerous interesting tide pools.
Originally built in the 1940’s, the old airport was closed when the much larger Kona International Airport (KOA) was completed in 1970.
Old Airport Beach is a nice place to hang out if you just want a quiet escape from the crowds, provided it’s not a weekend when many locals fill the pavilions for picnics and beach parties.
The park is open daily from 7am to 8pm. This beach is definitely one of the better Kona beaches to enjoy a Big Island sunset.