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Crashing waves and lots of fun.

Came here every day of our recent 10 day stay. Had a good time in and out of the water. Saw the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John P
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Sun City, Arizona
Magic sands

Otherwise known as the magic sands beach, this was a marvelous white sand beach to play at. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tamarah3
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here every day of our recent 10 day stay. Had a good time in and out of the water. Saw the green flash at sunset for the first time standing at water's edge. This beach is one of the many reasons we just bought...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Otherwise known as the magic sands beach, this was a marvelous white sand beach to play at. The waves sometimes came in a bit strong but it was lovely. A few rocks to beware of, a food truck close by, and a Parking lot across...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tamarah3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is across the street from the condo we stayed at. About a 5 minute walk and there is always alot of people at this beach. Just watching the people playing volleyball and buggy boarding with the surf

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cherokee14
Reviewed 3 October 2018

nice sandy beach right downtown. Free parking across the street. Showers and toilets near by. Insanely busy for my liking anyway.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christine M
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This beach is not always here, it depends on the time of year. However, if you go, make sure it’s early in the day, to avoid the very rough surf.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sumarent
Reviewed 25 August 2018

If you were staying in Kailua Kona this is a very convenient beach .Get their early - parking fills up quickly. It’s a very nice white sand beach with mild waves and is relatively shallow. Lots of bugie boarding and gets crazy when the beach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank julielp
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Although the water may be busy at times, the view will rest your soul. There are places to sit and enjoy the sound of the waves and have a few moments of solitude.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dbking120
Reviewed 3 August 2018

With white sand and big wave,our kids love it so much, we been here almost every day, midday seem to be crowned but parking is good(across the street in parking lot)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ASW22
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We enjoyed several activities while in Kona, and this short drive to the beach was a relaxing day, and well worth it! My mom had been wanting thee the "Blue Waters" since we had arrived, but due to the Vog (Volcano Fog), many days were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Known for the sand/ beach disappearing during the high surf and quickly reappear. The sand is super soft, beautiful stretch of beach and has a magic sand food truck located in front.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sage97
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CocoaFamily
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Response from RussCanberra | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was, plenty.
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erwinmelio
18 March 2018|
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Response from RussCanberra | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any dogs at all along the beach.
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mrsjr0907
12 August 2015|
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Response from erwinmelio |
The high surf warnings seem to die down from the winter season. Better on the Kona side than on the Hilo side.
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