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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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  • Good swimming, lots of turtles every day, tiny beach but there's always a patch of sand to sit on! Has lifeguards too  more »
  • This is a popular and often heavily frequented beach in town right off Alii Drive. They do rent surfboards right across from the beach, and this appears to be one of the more forgiving surf breaks in ...  more »
  • We were really disappointed to find virtually no sand on this beach. The locals said it does disappear in the winter, hence the name. But we still expected enough to enjoy the afternoon but it was not...  more »