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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  • Great place to body surf, play in the waves and see a lot of sea turtles daily. Crystal clear water but beware of the shore break, rip tides and lava rocks. Listen to the lifeguards and never turn you...  more »
  • You would think a beach called white sand beach would have white sand. Nope. Mostly black sand, shells and rocks. Water was very rocky, black crabs hide in the black rocks, hard to see them. Be prepar...  more »
  • It's lava and black sand beaches around here, but it's a pretty beach with white sand. It is interesting to play with a boogie board with high waves. There is a bench and a shade of wood in the place where lava flickers in the left back, and it is good to sit there. There is also a shower to wash the body. Of course, there is no admission fee and no money is required, but there is no trader who rents goods, so you need to bring your own. There is a restaurant nearby. Parking on the street is all right, but I think there are times when you can't park.
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