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White Sand Beach, Kailua-Kona

(4.3/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Dig your toes in (if you can!) at White Sand Beach, famous for its disappearing sand. Whenever large storms blow in, winds carry away the sand and leave behind only lava rock. That won't spoil your visit, however: the sea returns the sand, clean and good as new each time. While not large, this piece of shoreline remains popular with water sport enthusiasts who come to surf, body surf, or body board in the playful waves. For a special treat, look into snorkeling with sea turtles. Plan to visit White Sand Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kailua-Kona attractions using our Kailua-Kona vacation planner.
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  • Very pretty beach. The day we went the beach was closed due to the very high surf. We hadn't intended to swim, so we were just fine with sitting and watching those amazingly huge waves come crashing i...  more »
  • One of our favorite beaches and it wasn't too crowded. The beach is as advertised. We took our three year and he loved it. 
  • This is a truly beautiful beach with good size waves (depending on the time of year). I have been to this beach in April, August, September and October and the waves tend to get bigger towards the fal...  more »
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  • Beautiful little beach. Good for surfing, bodyboarding, but not so much for swimming.
  • What is there to say. Best Boggie Board beach in the world!
  • This beach is where Tom Morey invented the Boogie board. Very predictable break, strong current at high tide. There is a comfort station with shower to rinse off
  • Honl's White sand Beach is a popular surf spot, hosting one surf competition every year. In the evening time local surfers and body boarders come out to enjoy the waves. This location is great for watching the sunset or laying on the sand or green lawn.
  • Awesome beach to watch the sunset and surf