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Address: Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Beautiful beach!

One of the best beaches on the Kailua-Kona side! Clean and walking distance to shops, restaurants, and hotels. Arrive early for prime spots!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Canby, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beach is kind of small. I only went to body surf and the waves were big. Not too much glide out, but big enough

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the most beautiful beaches in Kona. Small and rough water, but gorgeous to just sit and watch the surfers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a nice beach, but it's always pretty crowded and there are just as good beaches elsewhere on the island. We were there for a week and didn't see the disappearing sands, but locals assure us it happens!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

First off, this beach is tiny and doesn't look like those wonderful pictures. Second, the "magic" is that the sand can sometimes disappear but in order for that to happen the surf has to come way up and take the sand away and who wants that? Come watch as sand slowly drifts away and reveals rocks underneath? Overrated beach for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One of the best beaches on the Kailua-Kona side! Clean and walking distance to shops, restaurants, and hotels. Arrive early for prime spots!

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The beach is fairly small and parking is very limited. Unlike most of Kona there is a beach for families and it is very pretty but way to crowded for my taste. The parking is the main drawback. You must go very early or you won't find a spot. It was already packed at 8 am.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Fun to people watch. Yes the sand really does disappear. Also called White Sands Beach. We visited during a very windy stormy Christmas. The beach was actually closed and much of the sand did actually disappear.

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Kauila Kona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What more can you ask for???? THE most beautiful water, the most talented local buggy boarders and even a life gaurd!!!! You may actually NEED the life guard, due to the shore break (but I'm a scaredy cat for sure!) Did I fail to mention the most soft sand and sand sculptures, if you are lucky? Don't miss out!!!!! LOVELY!!!!

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Remlap, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The condo we stayed in at Kona Magic Sands was affordable with an awesome ocean view! The lanai's for rooms 201-204 can't be beat. We stayed in 202. The ocean was right there! At night, it sounded like they were coming in the condo. Christina with Hawaiian Resorts Management was so helpful. Could use a better cleaning crew though. The... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Staying just .8 miles away, this makes for a great adventure on your board. You do need to be careful for other boarders, the under current and some lava rocks, but if mindful, a great place to play. We had family from 10-50 out to n the surf. Had some big waves. We were even treated to some volleyball by... More 

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Address: Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona

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