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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  • Speaking in a real product, and the sand is beautiful. Just wave a little old to play inappropriate as you're drawing
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  • What a beautiful beach was unbelievable experience with good waves and nice white sand didn't want to leave  more »
  • Insanity wave, fun here to plunge into the waves or to watch only the people doing scary. The beach is rather small and very well attended (beginning of September), there is almost no shade. In any case, among the highlights of big island!
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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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