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Ocean is so clean and warm, beach is a hit and miss especially in the fall when there are no south swells

I do travel often to Kailua Kona and usually try to swim at Magic Sands, the ocean here is great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maui, Hawaii
Nice and convenient beach to downtown Kona

Nice and convenient beach to downtown Kona but can get crowded quickly. Parking is on the road or... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
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  • Terrible1%
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Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 January 2012

I notice lots of reviews here giving this beach a bad rating just because they were injured while playing in the water. They have every right to tell everyone how dangerous this beach can be, but I just thought I would respond to the many...More

7  Thank JLambus
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I am writing this more as a precaution than a bad review on the beach. The beach itself is very beautiful with white, soft sand and clear water. The waves are huge and can be really dangerous, especially when lacking surfing/boogie-boarding/body surfing experience. I had...More

16  Thank Ciara P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time staying at White Sands Village same condo. Mike and Cher are very easy to work with. The condo has everything you need for you Hawaii getaway. We will book with them the next time we go to the Big Island

Thank Cherokee14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like big waves this is the beach to go to. No vanishing sands was a nice sandy beach, plenty of space to put up an umbrella and beach towels. Huge waves not a beach to turn your back on. A lot of fun...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this beach! It has enough parking, nice restrooms, the showers have high water pressure (trust me you need it in order to get the sand out of all the hidden places lol) and there is a food truck right on the corner. Lots...More

1  Thank Anastasia212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do travel often to Kailua Kona and usually try to swim at Magic Sands, the ocean here is great and most people come to boggie board, the waves break hard usually so for me its better for swimming.

Thank ck0421
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small white sand beach on Alii Drive. It’s Magic because the sand disappears! Usually not there in the winter months and just left in October. Big west swell will take it away. Can be very dangerous as well with strong waves but there is a...More

Thank Krgkona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to stop by when some young teens were using skim boards like acrobats, doing back flips and twists to entertain themselves and us too! Lots of people waded out to their neck and just let the waves lift them up and...More

Thank rockysmomma
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Magic Sands Beach - beautiful beach on Ali Drive in Kona HI, not too far from The Royal Kona Resort - Beautiful whit sand, blue water, swimming & Snorkeling

Thank pdub62258
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Gorgeous beach with great surf and lovely rock pools. The water is clean and older kids love it. This can get very busy as it’s a small beach. Can sometimes be tricky to get in if sand is washed away as there are lots of...More

Thank chelsea69
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Rented a place from Vrbo think it was unit 1199986, first unit was fabulous lovely, clean, fully stocked with utensils, towels even beach chairs and umbrella. Was told there is a path right to the beach it sure was easy about a two minute walk...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Nice and convenient beach to downtown Kona but can get crowded quickly. Parking is on the road or down the street at a public lot.

1  Thank keith e
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Response from Sergio_Trips-2013 | Reviewed this property |
About 1 hr drive
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Response from moose_astro | Reviewed this property |
We parked across the street in parking lot