We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Magic Sands

Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Review Highlights
Great Spot

This is a great spot in town and always busy. The waves are guaranteed to be great for riding. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ontario, Canada
Very Small Beach

This beach was a bit of disappointment. It’s a very small beach. The sandy part is even less. On... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Manik S
via mobile
Read all 685 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“body surfing” (44 reviews)
“great beach” (49 reviews)
“boogie boarding” (40 reviews)
Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (685)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 632 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is a great spot in town and always busy. The waves are guaranteed to be great for riding. The sand isn\t always there, which makes this spot unique. there are child friendly areas for children to play on the beach, however the ocean is...More

Thank MikaylaParro
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beach was a bit of disappointment. It’s a very small beach. The sandy part is even less. On the good side it’s very flat and get good waves. So you can go much further into the water and do some basic surf board surfing....More

Thank Manik S
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is called Magic Sands because in high tide and wave seasons the sand is moved offshore exposing the black rock underneath it. Generally Spring and Summer are the best times to visit. Check out the county park just a bit South of Magic Sands....More

Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to body surf or paddle board; parking can be tight on weekends; nice sandy beach. This is close to town and beach has a life guard.

Thank Cocokayak
Reviewed 5 days ago

a little beach in kailua kona and little crowdy. many people in the water on surfer board and can be shorebreak for small kids. but its close if you are staying in kona

Thank evaroenn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this beach. Beautiful clear waters and great boogie boarding. Lots of people at this beach, you generally don't get a calm day. The water can be dangerous if you're not a strong/confidant swimmer or for small children who aren't always watching for big waves....More

Thank Krista L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, small beach in Kona. worth visiting if you are staying in town. Otherwise, I wouldn't make the effort as there are better places to see.

Thank Trent B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Magic Sands Beach is one of the most pretty (yet small) beaches on the Big Island. It is best to go March-December as during the winter months the sand disappears and leaves only lava. The sand is beautiful white and the water is gorgeous turquoise....More

Thank Donvon01
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the beach we went to the most. It helps that it was right across the street form our condo, but even if it wasn't, I think we would have driven here. The waves and sand are perfect for boogie boarding. Even the locals...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two days ago I was at Magic Sands. This was my umpteenth time there. It is a great beach for people watching (young singles, twenty-somethings, thirty-somethings), has a beach volleyball court that is sometimes used, and waves that can be daunting. For this reason, this...More

Thank KurtB564
Nearby HotelsSee all 48 hotels in Island of Hawaii
Kona Oceanfront Home
1 review
1.55 km away
Kailua Village Resort
3 reviews
3.24 km away
Sea Village Resort
246 reviews
3.45 km away
Kona Tiki Hotel
425 reviews
3.68 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Da Poke Shack
27 reviews
1.58 km away
La Bourgogne French Restaurant
182 reviews
1.56 km away
Kona Street Eatz
5 reviews
1.43 km away
Anthony's By the Sea
113 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area
317 reviews
1.43 km away
White Sand Beach
348 reviews
.00 km away
Mahai'ula Beach
50 reviews
.68 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Magic Sands staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines