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Magic Sands

Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Beautiful little beach

This is a beautiful little beach for swimming or bogie boarding. You have to get here early in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue A
Kamloops, Canada
Pretty sandy Beach with rough surf

This beach is very pretty with warm waters, soft sand and clear blue waters. There are a number of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marlton, New Jersey
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“body surfing” (43 reviews)
“great beach” (47 reviews)
“boogie boarding” (39 reviews)
Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful little beach for swimming or bogie boarding. You have to get here early in order to get a spot or parking. There are a few places close by but we packed a lunch and it was great.

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is very pretty with warm waters, soft sand and clear blue waters. There are a number of rocks both on the beach and under the water so you have to be very careful. Parking is difficult so go early. Water breaks close to...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frequented by locals and tourists. Nice shade. Not a huge beach and you have to find parking on the street. Nice sand, some big rocks to avoid just in front of the lifeguard stand but otherwise smooth gentle sloping sand. Waves can be challenging our...More

Thank charlesblumenkamp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small beach but definitely worth visiting! Has really nice sand! Having the lifeguard on duty is great. Huge parking lot across the street. There are some rocky parts so definitely have to watch if you're going out and being brought back in with the waves,...More

Thank fly0nthewall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small-ish beach that can get crowded at times, but is lovely. Nice protected cove, lifeguards for your safety, free parking across the street, and sand beach. I recommend water shoes at high tide, as the volcanic rock can be rough on the...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the only sandy beaches you'll find in Kona proper or on the south end. Because of this it can be crowded, but the water is lovely and the sand is nice. There is a beach volleyball court, outdoor showers and restrooms,...More

Thank snowmp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love this beach; so fun for people of all ages. The waves can sometimes crash down quickly, but it can also be really mild.

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This beach has soft white sand and sea turtles! Only about 2 miles from the center of Kona, there’s is a parking lot across the street and some side street parking. Not a huge beach but i never saw it too crowded.

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Not much sand here at all right now. Its a good place to sit in the shade and people watch and occasionally dunk in the water. Too rough for me to swim or snorkel and can be very crowded but then there isn't much sand...More

1  Thank GenotheViking
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Kona Magic Sands- for you see the sand, then you don’t. It’s a great site to see, if you get to see the beach change before your eyes. It’s not a recommended swim beach if the sand is out, as the undertow is rough. When...More

Thank Stephanie L
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