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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. 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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  • We loved going to this beach area. It was quite close to our condo hotel. There was lots of space for sunbathing. The huge waves were great for surfing and body surfing, as long as you are careful. Pa...  more »
  • Lava rocks or sand this is one of our favorite easy access beaches on the big island! During the winter months there's more lava rock then sand so just be aware! On our last visit we were swimming wit...  more »
  • Recently the bad weather created some large swells which took practically all of the sand off of this beach. It is now a rocky beach with overhead waves that will kill you. If you planned a vacation i...  more »