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What a beautiful beach was unbelievable experience with good waves and nice white sand didn't want... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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One of best beaches on the Big Island.

They have one handicapped parking spot. We were able to use it every day except once. Parking is... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Hawaii beach with white sand and good surf.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful beach was unbelievable experience with good waves and nice white sand didn't want to leave

Reviewed August 29, 2017

They have one handicapped parking spot. We were able to use it every day except once. Parking is hard to get - locked empty lot next door.

Thank rustysan
Reviewed August 18, 2017

very nice beach - worth the drive from Kona. Good facilities as well, including bathroom and showers.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Nice water, nice snorkeling, great beach. There's nothing extraordinary, but we really like this spot and went there 5 times. We saw turtles. Great for kids

Thank Phil F
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Fun beach. A good one to visit. Not much more then that. There is sand and water. It's just a nice beach

Thank MelFriday
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Wide white sand and great for the kids to swim but snorkeling is better one beach south of there. Get your snorkeling gear at snorkel Bob's

Thank LyonsOfColorado
Reviewed May 25, 2017

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.

1  Thank Brian L
Reviewed May 22, 2017

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
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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