Magic Sands, Kailua-Kona

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#5 of 11 in Parks in Kailua-Kona
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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  • October 4, 2017
    A beautiful crystal clear turquoise-blue sea and white sandy beaches are. At the small beach offers only minimal toilet facilities; There is no place you can dine around is a little inconvenient. A little far from the City Centre comes in time to walk is not actually be.
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  • October 2, 2017
    For a beach in town this is a favorite for locals and tourist alike. It is hard to find parking and most always has a ton of people. Great beaches are hard to find in the Kona district (there are many...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Because of the 4hour time difference between where we were from and Hawaii, I would get up very early in the morning everyday. We were staying within short walking distance of this beach and it was a ...  more »

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If you wish to indulge yourself while on the Kona coastline of the "Big Island," book your stay at one of Kailua-Kona's fully furnished beachside villas, offering spa services, free Wi-Fi, and secure parking. You can also try one of the coastline's luxury resorts, featuring tennis courts, fitness centers, and on-site activities like hula lessons and diving classes. Smaller hotels a short drive from the city may not offer beach access, but they provide plenty of privacy at a fraction of the cost of the area's big resorts.
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