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Swimming with the Turtles

Spending only 1 full day in Kona (Xmas Day) we did as much as we could. Decided on a swim before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
5 stars for beach but dangerous water

We stayed across the street at the White Sands village so we not only visited but also observed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colleen M
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Hawaii beach with white sand and good surf.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boogie boarding” (38 reviews)
“magic sands” (25 reviews)
“nice beach” (25 reviews)
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spending only 1 full day in Kona (Xmas Day) we did as much as we could. Decided on a swim before lunch and this beach proved to be the perfect spot. The water was nice, not too cold, and the sand was beautiful and clean....More

Thank RussCanberra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed across the street at the White Sands village so we not only visited but also observed from our lania. The white sand is fine like powder. Lots of locals and tourists come here to enjoy the water, fish and bbq. There's toilets and...More

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are quite a few people so it can be dangerous in the water if you run into people or are thrown into the sand. I loved the big waves since we were careful, but the soft lovely sand gets everywhere because of it. Overall...More

Thank Ari s
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This white sand beach, situated between tall palm trees, is a true gem. Perfect for swimming, bodyboarding, and boogie boarding, as well as sun bathing. There is a shower on the side as well as rest rooms, but parking is scarce. There's maybe 10 parking...More

Thank bellaa07
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful beach was unbelievable experience with good waves and nice white sand didn't want to leave

Reviewed 29 August 2017

They have one handicapped parking spot. We were able to use it every day except once. Parking is hard to get - locked empty lot next door.

Thank rustysan
Reviewed 19 August 2017

very nice beach - worth the drive from Kona. Good facilities as well, including bathroom and showers.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Nice water, nice snorkeling, great beach. There's nothing extraordinary, but we really like this spot and went there 5 times. We saw turtles. Great for kids

Thank Phil F
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Fun beach. A good one to visit. Not much more then that. There is sand and water. It's just a nice beach

Thank MelFriday
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Wide white sand and great for the kids to swim but snorkeling is better one beach south of there. Get your snorkeling gear at snorkel Bob's

Thank LyonsOfColorado
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8 March 2015|
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Response from tom b | Reviewed this property |
Aloha, ANY TIME is a great time to visit Kona and White Sand. Stay away from the Cast Ironman (October). They are world travelers and bring absolutely Nothing to Our Island...Nothing-but Hype and allot of traffic congestion... More