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Dangerous fun

Great place to body surf, play in the waves and see a lot of sea turtles daily. Crystal clear water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
beachwkr
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Phoenix, Arizona
White sand beach

Kinda a paradise. The water is delicious. Be careful, there is no shade at all on the beach. You... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2019
clecaplain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to body surf, play in the waves and see a lot of sea turtles daily. Crystal clear water but beware of the shore break, rip tides and lava rocks. Listen to the lifeguards and never turn your back on the ocean. A favorite...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would think a beach called white sand beach would have white sand. Nope. Mostly black sand, shells and rocks. Water was very rocky, black crabs hide in the black rocks, hard to see them. Be prepared with water shoes. We took the hop on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019

Kinda a paradise. The water is delicious. Be careful, there is no shade at all on the beach. You have tables to eat in the park with good views. Showers, toilets. That was great.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank clecaplain
Reviewed August 9, 2019

This is a beach all kids can enjoy! Very sandy with lots of snorkeling. The waves are very good, mostly calm. Do try to get there early as sometimes it can be busy. Lookout for roadside attractions!!! 😀

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank happy4travel
Reviewed August 5, 2019

The beach located near my hotel so I drove to stop by. There is a nice sized free parking lot across the beach. The beach is not very big but very pretty with of course white sand which is rare in big island.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank EurekaTT
Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

Sandy beach combined with black lava rock. Great for families as waves are calm. Take your mask and snorkel as just a few feet from beach is great snorkeling. Restaurant just opened right next to the beach for food and drinks. Showers, faucets and bathrooms...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank chargersox
Reviewed July 13, 2019

Good place for a beach and layout better places to snorkel (check out bayside adventures and captain cook area)

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Curiousgal1987
Reviewed July 9, 2019

just past Magic sands south of downtown Kailua Kona is White Sands Beach. A little quieter, a bit farther to drive, but worth it.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Sam M
Reviewed June 25, 2019

We came here for a little body boarding, but it is a fun place even if you just want to play in a "wave pool." Pretty consistent waves. You have to be careful because you can get creamed by the waves and you are likely...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 645ac
Reviewed May 24, 2019

The surf is very dangerous at this beach. There is also a large transient population. Some live in vans at the beach.

Date of experience: May 2019
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wendyf659
September 30, 2019|
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Response from Akomocsi |
We were just there. I was disappointed. We took a hop on/ hop off bus that took you to about 7 different stops. White sands beach was one. The bus was $20 pp ( we are a family if 4). There was no white sand there at all. The... More
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CocoaFamily
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Response from Russell D | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was, plenty.
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erwinmelio
March 17, 2018|
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Response from Russell D | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any dogs at all along the beach.
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