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Address: Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Catchy name belies relatively average plus bathing area

A rather small cove with white sand (note the AKA) largely, presently covering the lava rocks and sharp reef. A pleasant place for bathing or sitting on the shaded shore watching... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Beautiful sands, beautiful beach. We had a great time relaxing, boogie boarding and snorkeling! Take your picnic and stay for the day!

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Sunshine Coast, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

An amazing beach. The whitest of sand when it's there. The beach likes to winter elsewhere, leaves in early November and comes back about mid March. Hence the Magic moniker. Water is very clear, turtles a plenty. A local crowd of excellent body boarders and fishing people, and some very fine volleyball players make for an interesting day at the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A rather small cove with white sand (note the AKA) largely, presently covering the lava rocks and sharp reef. A pleasant place for bathing or sitting on the shaded shore watching some of the world go by. A very generous Very Good, mainly for the name perhaps

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This beach looks beautiful but can have a serious under current. You should be a strong swimmer to play in the water here. I would not recommend this beach for families with small children.

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were there with some big waves and didn't really go in; just sat on the beach and let the waves come to us. It was so much fun. And the water to wash off afterward was surprisingly warm.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It's a really cool place. Half the year it's a sand beach and half the time it's a rocky beach. I have been there on two separate trips. Good place to snorkel too.

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Villach, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The beach is actually very nice - there is shade from the trees, it is just near the street with available parking, turquoise water, mix of lava rocks and white sand... but it is just too small and gets overcrowded easily!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Magic Sands beach is good family fun. With interesting ocean behavior, that takes the sand off the beach only to return it a few days later!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

awesome place to bodyboard.. a little crowded but very nice.. sand comes and go...therefore the name lol.. so one month will be a lot ..next month more rocks lol..

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful sand. Watch out for the waves. Good place for kids to build sand castles while you boogie board.

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Address: 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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