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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 LaŹ»aloa 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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  • A lot of young druggies hang out here, so watch your personal possessions. Can have no sand i winter so pick an alternative beach. Very steep drop off, really for competent swimmers and boarders 
  • This beach is great for getting pummelled by the surf. Not for small children but big kids love it for body surfing and just plain getting kicked around by the waves. This is a winter time activity as...  more »
  • Magic sands is a beautiful but small beach very popular among locals for body boarding. We spent some few hours there and really enjoyed.