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Magic Sands Beach Park (White Sands Beach)

  • 77-6470 Alii Dr. Map It
  • Kailua-Kona
  • Beach–Sight

Published 08/07/2014

Fodor's Review

Towering coconut trees provide some shade and lend a touch of tropical beauty to this pretty little beach park (also called La'aloa), which may well be the Big Island's most intriguing stretch of sand. A migratory beach of sorts, it can disappear in winter, when waves wash away the small white-sand parcel (hence the name "Magic Sands"). In summer, the beach re-forms; you'll know you've found it when you see the body- and board surfers. Just south of Anthony's by the Sea Restaurant, this is a popular summer hangout for young locals. Amenities: lifeguards; parking (no fee); showers; toilets. Best for: surfing.

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77-6470 Alii Dr., 4½ miles south of Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740, United States

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Published 08/07/2014


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