Magic Sands, Kailua-Kona

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One of the few white-sand beaches on the island, Magic Sands is the local name for LaŹ»aloa Beach County Park. The official name means "very sacred" in the local dialect. The ruins of an ancient Hawaiian temple are just south of the beach. However, it isn't spirits that give the beach its nickname; it's the disappearing sand that is sometimes washed away in storms to reveal black volcanic rock. Strong waves just off shore make the beach a popular spot for experienced surfers. Find out how to plan Kailua-Kona trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • nice beach, white sands a bit small not suitable for young kids to swim as can be quite a under tow. Not great for snokelling  more »
  • Magic Sands Beach gets its name because winter storms come in an suck all the sand out to sea, and later storms return the sand, like magic. The wave action in winter is pretty intense and the lifegua...  more »

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