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Magic Sands

Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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boogie boarding and snorkeling

This is a beautiful beach that offers both boogie boarding and snorkeling. It was a great time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Crazy8Ma
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Lancaster, New York
Tan/Black coarse sand, crowded, dirty, online pictures are better than in person

Was a bit disappointed with this beach, it was small and crowded and the water was dirty. The sand... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shelleyash
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San Diego, California
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful beach that offers both boogie boarding and snorkeling. It was a great time. There was parking on the road and restrooms. Bring some binoculars - lots of boats just off shore - dolphins in the area.

Thank Crazy8Ma
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was a bit disappointed with this beach, it was small and crowded and the water was dirty. The sand was rough and it was far more beautiful in online photos than in person. They did have restrooms there.

Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great stop for a nice sandy beach to swim or body surf at! Not good for snorkeling, chose a different location if that is what you want.

Thank tlcsoccermom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying in Kona so this beach is really close (2 mi away). If you can't find parking on the street there is a free parking lot across the street (there is a crosswalk). Nice sand....waves can be rough so watch the lifeguard stand...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty beach, but be aware of currents and tides, it can be rough at times. We got to see and swim with a turtle.

Thank Ken1667
Reviewed 1 week ago

Magic Sands is a small white sand beach. There is parking across the street from the beach. It has bathroom facilities and a lifeguard. There are small lava rock tide pools next to the hotel wall that children were playing in. We happened to go...More

Thank Pam V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty little beach that had more wave action than Hapuna during the time we were in Kona. Lots of kids with their boogie boards but the non-boogie boarders and boogie boarders got along fairly well. There was some beach volleyball going on but it didn't...More

Thank ivemadeupmymind
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lot of fun on this beach. The sand is soft and entry to the park is easy. It gets crowded like any other good beach in the summer. Very little shade on the limited spaces with sand but plenty on the north...More

Thank ilosto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Early morning or later in the evening are better times to avoid the largest crowds. Outdoor shower available. There are also some large lava rocks.

Thank chuckE334
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good beach and the water was very pretty. There are turtles near the rocks, but I do not recommend snorkeling there. If you have a good boogie board it is fine, but cheap ones will break and will turn over when you...More

Thank joepress101
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