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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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  • This was our 7th trip to Kona, yet our first trip to White Sands. Why? Because we (incorrectly) assumed that we had to drive up to the Kohala beaches (Hapuna, A'Bay, 69, Mauna Kea) to get the "gorgeou...  more »
  • This isn't a large beach but it makes up for it by being super beautiful. The turquoise water and the white soft sand on the beach make this a great stop. Good for beginning bodysurfing too. 
  • Ideal boogie board or body surf. Very small waves to surf, small beach gets very packed. Just a few minutes from Kailua Kona
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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