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Magic Sands

Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Beach is close

We are staying in Kona so this beach is really close (2 mi away). If you can't find parking on the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Debbie C
via mobile
Pretty beach.

Very pretty beach, but be aware of currents and tides, it can be rough at times. We got to see and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Washington, Pennsylvania
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  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are staying in Kona so this beach is really close (2 mi away). If you can't find parking on the street there is a free parking lot across the street (there is a crosswalk). Nice sand....waves can be rough so watch the lifeguard stand...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very pretty beach, but be aware of currents and tides, it can be rough at times. We got to see and swim with a turtle.

Thank Ken1667
Reviewed 3 days ago

Magic Sands is a small white sand beach. There is parking across the street from the beach. It has bathroom facilities and a lifeguard. There are small lava rock tide pools next to the hotel wall that children were playing in. We happened to go...More

Thank Pam V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pretty little beach that had more wave action than Hapuna during the time we were in Kona. Lots of kids with their boogie boards but the non-boogie boarders and boogie boarders got along fairly well. There was some beach volleyball going on but it didn't...More

Thank ivemadeupmymind
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a lot of fun on this beach. The sand is soft and entry to the park is easy. It gets crowded like any other good beach in the summer. Very little shade on the limited spaces with sand but plenty on the north...More

Thank ilosto
Reviewed 5 days ago

Early morning or later in the evening are better times to avoid the largest crowds. Outdoor shower available. There are also some large lava rocks.

Thank chuckE334
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good beach and the water was very pretty. There are turtles near the rocks, but I do not recommend snorkeling there. If you have a good boogie board it is fine, but cheap ones will break and will turn over when you...More

Thank joepress101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed close so we were at this beach everyday - and each day we saw at least one sea turtle. They will glide through the water even with people close by - just do not touch them! The water was calm most days. We were...More

1  Thank TeamMom949
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not exactly a surf beach but enough waves on the days we were there to make it fun. There were also several sea turtles enjoying the tourists, they would come up and bump you from behind. There are life guards, but is a pretty safe...More

Thank Aussiesinmaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sand does disappear and reappear all on it's own, but there is a hidden danger when the sand is starting to disappear. Once the surf is up, the rocks start to become exposed and it makes the boggie boarding much more dangerous. There is...More

Thank JC C
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