White Sand Beach, Kailua-Kona

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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. Using our world travel planner, Kailua-Kona attractions like White Sand Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Spending only 1 full day in Kona (Xmas Day) we did as much as we could. Decided on a swim before lunch and this beach proved to be the perfect spot. The water was nice, not too cold, and the sand was ...  more »
  • We stayed across the street at the White Sands village so we not only visited but also observed from our lania. The white sand is fine like powder. Lots of locals and tourists come here to enjoy the w...  more »
  • There are quite a few people so it can be dangerous in the water if you run into people or are thrown into the sand. I loved the big waves since we were careful, but the soft lovely sand gets everywhe...  more »

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Where to stay in Kailua-Kona

If you wish to indulge yourself while on the Kona coastline of the "Big Island," book your stay at one of Kailua-Kona's fully furnished beachside villas, offering spa services, free Wi-Fi, and secure parking. You can also try one of the coastline's luxury resorts, featuring tennis courts, fitness centers, and on-site activities like hula lessons and diving classes. Smaller hotels a short drive from the city may not offer beach access, but they provide plenty of privacy at a fraction of the cost of the area's big resorts.
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