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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 went swimming and surprised ourselves with a friendly visit from the turtles who just happen to chill around with no worries of the people surrounding them. We went there twice and both times there...  more »
  • This is a great little beach spot with white sand and really accessible snorkeling. We understand the currents can be quite something here, but they were not when we were there. There was a sea turtle...  more »
  • This is a very fun beach. You can body board and snorkel here. We even saw turtles swimming in the surf. The body boarding can get very crowded and you need to be careful as there are rocks near the c...  more »