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Quick Afternoon Dip

Magic Sands Beach is a smaller beach right off Ali'i Drive. (The "magic" is that the sand... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Los Angeles
Nice beach but crowded

This beach is convenient if you are staying in Kona. It is a nice beach but was quite congested in... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Magic Sands Beach is a smaller beach right off Ali'i Drive. (The "magic" is that the sand disappears in the winter and reappears in the spring). Not a whole lot of rocks in the surf area. Waves were large and very powerful the day I...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

The waves here were so much fun ! Beautiful sandy beach lifeguard on duty. Parking available across the street from the beach. Washrooms and change area with rinse of showers.

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

This beach is convenient if you are staying in Kona. It is a nice beach but was quite congested in the afternoons on a couple of days we were there. Lots of boogie boards to dodge.

Thank heimlichrw
Reviewed 24 July 2018

we had a blast jumping into the waves, body surfing and boogie boarding. Got crushed by a few big ones but that was kind of the point. Visited several times over 10 day trip.

Thank John P
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Summer is great, winter not so much. In winter in disappears, like magic. Lots of great snorkeling. Great place to learn stand-up paddle boarding.

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We went here with kids. There is a life guard, but the waves are quite big and not a beach that you can relax at when kids are in the water. Beach is sand but it is on smaller side. Parking can be found along...More

Thank laluna31
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Traveling with a family of 4 with teens. Magic Sands Beach at La’aloa Bay, south of downtown Kona, is home to a beautiful small beach cove, known also as Disappearing Sands Beach, or White Sands Beach. Magic Sands is one of the best Kona Beaches,...More

Thank donavan94563
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Great little beach in South Kona but DO NOT turn your back to the ocean, the waves can be big here, so pay attention to the conditions and listen to the life guards, and just enjoy the power of nature but don't try to do...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Good snorkeling with the turtles on the rocky side of the beach. Waves were pretty rough at times.Beach was crowded but the water was beautiful. Good swimming area. Worth it for the sea life if you are looking for a beach with easy access.

Thank purplecitygirl
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My granddaughters and I spent two fantastic beach days here. Our first good fortune was there was plenty of parking. The water was warm and with the overcast sky, I could sit comfortably on the beach in what sun there was. The waves were perfect...More

Thank Cheryl L
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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