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“Magic Sands, or "Tragic Slams"”
Review of White Sand Beach

White Sand Beach
Ranked #24 of 129 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Owner description: Hawaii beach with white sand and good surf.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Magic Sands, or "Tragic Slams"”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Kona Town has very few "beaches." La Aloa, or White Sand Beach, or "Magic Sands" is one of the few in "town." Located in a little bay, the waves can get really, really big and literally SLAM the unwary into the rocks or sand bar. Hubby has a broken clavicle (mostly his own fault for going in and not getting out). Beautiful spot, nice sandy beach, shade available, life guard, easy parking. BE CAREFUL going into the water to body surf or boogie board! You do NOT want to have to visit our lovely emergency room!

Visited August 2014
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Temple City, California, United States
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78 reviews
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“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

My grandson and his friend liked th waves and had a god time swimming body surfing and lounging on the while sands. Watch out for lava rocks in the early summer or after a big storm though. They don't call it Magic Sands without reason.

Visited August 2014
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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15 reviews
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“SWIMMABLE BEACH”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a swimmable beach most of the time but there are times when the Sand Disappears and that is why they also call it "Disappearing Sands Beach"

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank g_kona
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“great waves for boogie boarding”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was my older kids fav beach for boogie boarding! There is a lifeguard that is wonderful and watching out for every little thing going on. This is a beautiful white sand turquoise water beach. The view is stunning. The snorkeling here is not very good because the surf is pretty strong, but some were going out to the rocks. The beach is pretty small and crowded, but was worth the fight for the kids to get to play in the surf protected by the lifeguards!

Visited July 2014
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California
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Nice beach”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great beach for boogie boarding and relaxing. Parking lot and street can get very crowded. It can be a little rough for small children, but ours still enjoyed playing in the sand. There is a bathroom and shower to rinse off at.

Visited July 2014
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