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This beach is not always here, it depends on the time of year. However, if you go, make sure it’s... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Crowded but worth it!

If you were staying in Kailua Kona this is a very convenient beach .Get their early - parking fills... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is not always here, it depends on the time of year. However, if you go, make sure it’s early in the day, to avoid the very rough surf.

Thank sumarent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you were staying in Kailua Kona this is a very convenient beach .Get their early - parking fills up quickly. It’s a very nice white sand beach with mild waves and is relatively shallow. Lots of bugie boarding and gets crazy when the beach...More

Thank julielp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the water may be busy at times, the view will rest your soul. There are places to sit and enjoy the sound of the waves and have a few moments of solitude.

Thank dbking120
Reviewed August 2, 2018

With white sand and big wave,our kids love it so much, we been here almost every day, midday seem to be crowned but parking is good(across the street in parking lot)

Thank ASW22
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We enjoyed several activities while in Kona, and this short drive to the beach was a relaxing day, and well worth it! My mom had been wanting thee the "Blue Waters" since we had arrived, but due to the Vog (Volcano Fog), many days were...More

1  Thank manateewoman
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Known for the sand/ beach disappearing during the high surf and quickly reappear. The sand is super soft, beautiful stretch of beach and has a magic sand food truck located in front.

Thank sage97
Reviewed June 20, 2018

It was an amazing experience and a great beach to go to. It is great for families, and anyone could play there!

Thank Rodger V
Reviewed June 1, 2018

If you are looking for a great beach right in downtown Kona, this is the one. Was so easy to get to and the water is warm and the sand is warm and cozy.

Thank DSOliveria
Reviewed April 30, 2018

White Sands Beach, located about 2.5 miles from Kailua Town, is a great beach for all ages. Soft sand for the little ones to build sand castles, fun waves for the older kids/adults to jump or ride on their boogey boards. Life guards are on...More

2  Thank waterlogged23
Reviewed April 22, 2018

The waves at White Sand Beach were perfect for boogie boarding, but it was crowded, so it was hard to maneuver without running into anyone. The parking was also a bit of a nightmare as it is right along the super busy road. The sand...More

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April 18, 2018|
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Response from RussCanberra | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was, plenty.
March 17, 2018|
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Response from RussCanberra | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any dogs at all along the beach.
August 11, 2015|
Response from erwinmelio |
The high surf warnings seem to die down from the winter season. Better on the Kona side than on the Hilo side.