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White Sand Beach

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Not many white sand beaches on the big island

Looking for place to take our 2 year old granddaughter.....Not many white sand beaches on Kona but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian L
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Illinois
The big Island

I love what the Hawaiian call the big Island , it's laid back and no traffic jams, much like our... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
fredbrown505
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Aylett, Virginia
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Hawaii beach with white sand and good surf.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“magic sands” (25 reviews)
“body surfing” (24 reviews)
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for place to take our 2 year old granddaughter.....Not many white sand beaches on Kona but this one is a must...bring plenty of sunscreen and umbrella to shade yourself. We found early was best because the beach is real busy later in the day.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love what the Hawaiian call the big Island , it's laid back and no traffic jams, much like our rural area in Virginia. You can take your time to enjoy the island. That's beautiful .

Thank fredbrown505
Reviewed May 8, 2017

White Sands, also known as Magic Sands is the best beach in Kailua Kona. There aren't many beaches in the actual town of Kailua Kona, and this is the best one. It's not large, and the parking is limited, so it's best to get there...More

1  Thank beneluigi
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Also know as Magic sands beach due to the movement of the sand level with the weather. Pretty good parking available. Bring a lunch or at least some water!

Thank travel2train
Reviewed April 6, 2017

We loved going to this beach area. It was quite close to our condo hotel. There was lots of space for sunbathing. The huge waves were great for surfing and body surfing, as long as you are careful. Parking our vehicle was not a problem.

Thank Mike25_12
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Lava rocks or sand this is one of our favorite easy access beaches on the big island! During the winter months there's more lava rock then sand so just be aware! On our last visit we were swimming with two beautiful turtles (you can look...More

Thank Shaina O
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Recently the bad weather created some large swells which took practically all of the sand off of this beach. It is now a rocky beach with overhead waves that will kill you. If you planned a vacation in this area and the beach is important...More

1  Thank BParnell
Reviewed February 5, 2017

If you are looking for that white sand beach on the Big Island, go to Hapuna beach. Great for walking in surf, and boogie boarding, has lifeguards, picnic areas, facilities to change and parking. The parking is $5 since run by state, but the only...More

Thank William O
Reviewed February 2, 2017

A great public beach, nice area to swim or picnic. Not very crowded when we went, fairly early 9-10 am.

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed January 28, 2017

WE COULD SEE THE BEACH FROM OUR CONDO where we stayed for about one month or so when we visited last summer with family and friends Snorkeling and boogie boarding atre great

1  Thank 22alfalfa1
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Jhummer
How busy would I expect White Sand beach or Kona to be in mid May? I am not wanting to go to Hawaii during the peak busy times and it seems May may be a fairly good time. Please advise, thanks!
March 8, 2015|
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Response from tom b | Reviewed this property |
Aloha, ANY TIME is a great time to visit Kona and White Sand. Stay away from the Cast Ironman (October). They are world travelers and bring absolutely Nothing to Our Island...Nothing-but Hype and allot of traffic congestion... More
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