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Magic Sands

Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Beautiful and Fun Beach

We stopped by for a bit at Magic Sands, and it's a lovely small beach in Kona. Really lovely sand... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CanadianChris84
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Singapore, Singapore
Beware of the big waves

The surf of this beach can be very rough, so be careful when boogie boarding. The adjacent parking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KristinMiles
,
Trondheim, Norway
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“body surfing” (47 reviews)
“great beach” (55 reviews)
“boogie boarding” (46 reviews)
LOCATION
Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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"body surfing"
in 47 reviews
"great beach"
in 55 reviews
"boogie boarding"
in 46 reviews
"lifeguard on duty"
in 26 reviews
"white sand"
in 36 reviews
"disappearing sands"
in 12 reviews
"close to town"
in 19 reviews
"tiny beach"
in 9 reviews
"big waves"
in 23 reviews
"volleyball court"
in 8 reviews
"volleyball net"
in 7 reviews
"exposed rocks"
in 7 reviews
"shore break"
in 12 reviews
"popular beach"
in 9 reviews
"nice sand"
in 8 reviews
"alii drive"
in 16 reviews
"wave action"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped by for a bit at Magic Sands, and it's a lovely small beach in Kona. Really lovely sand and beautiful water. Lots of families having fun along with people just relaxing in the sun. Some other beaches in Kona are either rocky or...More

Thank CanadianChris84
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The surf of this beach can be very rough, so be careful when boogie boarding. The adjacent parking fills up very quickly. Sometimes the sand is missing therefore it’s called magic sands. The beach has very fine sand and the kids can play nicely in...More

Thank KristinMiles
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to a great beach, this is a great spot to boogie board. If you don't boogie board, you will have fun watching others.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s a reason why locals refer to this beach as tragic slams and the lifeguard when off duty reminds you of the emergency number to call if needed. Nevertheless, there we no tragedy’s when we were there, but the tons of people aged from toddler...More

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great sandy beach. Very close to downtown. Get there early for a great spot. Nice spot to relax, swim or boogie board.

Thank RonInKelowna
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed near here for a week and visited 3 times--great little soft white sand beach to stop at on your way home from the beach! The kids loved the swimming, boogie boarding and wave jumping. It gets pretty crowded and sometimes the waves were...More

Thank Mi M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely small beach, showers and restrooms and lifeguard. Waves can be huge so my 3 & 5 year old grandkids could not go in on days waves large. Snarling nearby. Never had so much sand in my bathing suit at any other beach I have...More

Thank virginiacR7588LT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is very small, but probably the best in Kona. It is about 80 yards long, however, the sand is soft and the waves break nicely (most of the time) for body-surfing and boogie boarding. There are rocks on shore about 15 yards from...More

1  Thank KGALL-Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is extremely popular. There is limited street parking because the parking lot by the beach is closed. The beach has fine white sand which you sink into as you walk. There are areas where there are rocks in the sand. The shoreline is...More

Thank jgluv2travel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice smaller beach with nice sandy area. Easy entry into the water with some rocks in the shallow areas. Go EARLY to get a prime spot and parking. Right on Ali' Drive it fills up fast. Shade trees, picnic tables, and restroom bldgs on south...More

Thank OldKrustyBread
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Twogypz
2 February 2018|
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Response from moose_astro | Reviewed this property |
We parked across the street in parking lot
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