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Magic Sands, Kailua-Kona
(3.8/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kailua-Kona holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Magic Sands and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This beach is very convenient to Kailua-Kona, has waves for boogie boarding and body surfing as well as a life guard. However, the surf can be very rough with a vicious under tow, so be sure and check...  more »
  • Although we have been in winter and thus beach is rather smaller than that in the summer by the waves, is a good place to spend some quality time among Palm trees, sand, with this incredible ocean views.
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  • Nice, small beach with everything you expect from magic beach on hawaii...wawes, magic white sand, sun (wich can burn very quicklly), not so many people, life guard and clear wather.