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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. 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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  • We stayed right next door to this little beach. It was touted as one of the few white sand beaches on the island. We discovered it is called "Magic Sands" because it pretty much disappears with the hi...  more »
  • sand comes and goes- saw some really cute guys body surfing, some picnic tables, restroom available.  more »
  • It's a great beach and staying somewhere close by is a great perk, but it is always busy - lots of boogie boarders and surfers so we didn't take our little one there with us. (She was only 1 1/2 when ...  more »