Magic Sands, Kailua-Kona

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One of the few white-sand beaches on the island, Magic Sands is the local name for Laʻaloa Beach County Park. The official name means "very sacred" in the local dialect. The ruins of an ancient Hawaiian temple are just south of the beach. However, it isn't spirits that give the beach its nickname; it's the disappearing sand that is sometimes washed away in storms to reveal black volcanic rock. Strong waves just off shore make the beach a popular spot for experienced surfers. Find out how to plan Kailua-Kona trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Just before noon, this little in - city beach was packed. Not near enough room to enjoy yourself. We were lucky to find a parking spot across the street, but had to contend with traffic. We moved our ...  more »
  • We parked down the road and walked back to the beach. I think the parking lot was closed for some reason. Life guard on duty. The waves were big and fun. Nice sandy beach, but not real big. Was a litt...  more »
  • Visited in January. Temperatures of 26 degrees, which is playing slightly chilly in the sea. Children and play with sand. The sand is soft playing. I'm walking trails around the sea.
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