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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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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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  • Looking for place to take our 2 year old granddaughter.....Not many white sand beaches on Kona but this one is a must...bring plenty of sunscreen and umbrella to shade yourself. We found early was bes...  more »
  • I love what the Hawaiian call the big Island , it's laid back and no traffic jams, much like our rural area in Virginia. You can take your time to enjoy the island. That's beautiful .  more »
  • White Sands, also known as Magic Sands is the best beach in Kailua Kona. There aren't many beaches in the actual town of Kailua Kona, and this is the best one. It's not large, and the parking is limit...  more »