White Sand Beach, Kailua-Kona

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#7 of 11 in Parks in Kailua-Kona
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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  • August 11, 2017
    Nice water, nice snorkeling, great beach. There's nothing extraordinary, but we really like this spot and went there 5 times. We saw turtles. Great for kids  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Fun beach. A good one to visit. Not much more then that. There is sand and water. It's just a nice beach  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Plage is very good, and he had all the amenities-parking, bathrooms with showers. Here are just a lot of people, and sometimes even a place to lie down, do not find.
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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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