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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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  • If you are looking for some fun waves, this is a good place. We found it a bit crowded, but still fun and the waves were a blast. Parking is hit or miss, but we managed to find a spot both times. Nice...  more »
  • This is just a fun little beach on the Big Island. It draws a lot of local young people who boogie board here. So, we brought the boogie boards from the condo and tried it. It wasn't so easy as someti...  more »
  • it was very closed to the place we stay. Big waves and I have the pleasure to swam with a turtle very close to me. The beach is very small, we went very early so not a lot of people were there. Recomm...  more »