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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Hawaii beach with white sand and good surf.

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Lava or Sand

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Shaina O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 but don't touch)!

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Thank Shaina O
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to you you might want to call someone to find out if it's actually there... More 

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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 money you need to pay to see this beautiful beach.

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Thank William O
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

We rented a condo here for 2 weeks and it was fabulous. Strong currents can be a problem in the Winter and some sand was gone from the beach the next day. It started to come back after a few days. Watch out for underwater rocks if your body surfing or you will have a few black and blue marks... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Very pretty beach. The day we went the beach was closed due to the very high surf. We hadn't intended to swim, so we were just fine with sitting and watching those amazingly huge waves come crashing in. It made for some awesome photos. Restrooms were basic, but fairly clean. Nice sheltered areas for picnics.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

One of our favorite beaches and it wasn't too crowded. The beach is as advertised. We took our three year and he loved it.

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1 Thank brent j
Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a truly beautiful beach with good size waves (depending on the time of year). I have been to this beach in April, August, September and October and the waves tend to get bigger towards the fall and winter months. This beach is also known as Magic Sands Beach, because the sand will completely disappear with out warning and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Keep an eye on the little ones but for big kids and the kid in you the good sized waves will make you forget about life and have fun.

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