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Magic Sands

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Address: Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740

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Beautiful area

Loved it here watching the surfers and big waves. Just wish the sand hadn't washed away! :) we will be back though so beautiful

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sequim, Washington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed right across the street and would sit on beach for sunsets. Sand has been mostly gone while we've been here, so we swim in our pool. There are lifeguards at this beach for a reason!! There is a volleyball net, and games going often. The lava rocks are tricky to negotiate getting in and out of water when... More 

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Thank sewicruise
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved it here watching the surfers and big waves. Just wish the sand hadn't washed away! :) we will be back though so beautiful

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Waves were great however can be cramped with surfers body surfer beware!!! Great place for morning sunrise and coffee!!!

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Golden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Magic Sands is a busy local spot for body surfing and boogie boarding. Can be crowed with sunbathers when the sand has been pushed on shore by wave actions.

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Thank Debbie H
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Magic Sands is very dangerous if you are not an experienced swimmer, surfer, or body boarder. The waves crash on the beach, and the surf is strong. It's called magic sands because the tide takes the sand away and leaves only rocks during certain times of the year. Be safe.

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Scurry, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent half a day at this beach. It was close and very easy to get to. We were there early and had no problem parking. Beautiful beach and lots of beautiful fish, great snorkeling. Our daughters got to swim with a turtle that was hanging out close to shore. The locals were kind enough to point them in the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found out why they call it magic sands...the sand can disappear or reappear quickly. There was no sand when I was there, but was assured it could return at any time. Apparently, that would require a storm, but didn't get to witness it. Even without sand it is a beautiful place (duh...Hawaii!)

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Thank Manuel F
Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by Magic Sands beach and really enjoyed watching the surfers (young and old) and waders and sunbathers enjoying the water. This is a small area, and mostly used by locals. I really enjoyed just relaxing and taking in the sights. It is easy to get to, right on the bus route, and not far from downtown touristy areas... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Magic Sands beach yesterday. There was no sand at all, just rocks. The waves were crashing in pretty hard and we had small kids with us so we didn't stay long and chose to go to beach more suitable for them. We chatted with a local enjoying the beach. She directed us to the next beach down... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spoiled from living on Kauai it doesn't seem to merit winter use at all. Summer may recharge the sand levels so maybe it will great. Hawaii is too young to generate many sand beaches so you have to take what you can get or drive many miles north from Kona.

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