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Magic Sands

Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Great Hawaiian Beach

While on a tour with Marylou's Tours we stopped at Magic Sands Beach. It was amazing. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brick, New Jersey
Very Rocky!

Beach is small but very beautiful. Dont let the beauty fool you... the rocks found under the water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Burnaby, Canada
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Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While on a tour with Marylou's Tours we stopped at Magic Sands Beach. It was amazing. It is everything that you think of when you think of Hawaii. We saw the biggest turtle that I've even seen outside of a zoo or aquarium. We really...More

Thank garda19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach is small but very beautiful. Dont let the beauty fool you... the rocks found under the water are very dangerous... Be careful. The waves crashed pretty hard on the shore. Loved that they had a shower and bathrooms!

Thank susenna76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Magic Sands are along Ali'i Drive midway between Kona town & Keauhou, and this is a very popular spot for visitors who come to sunbathe, body surf, boogie board, and picnic... there's a lifeguard stationed here too. As the site is rather small (&...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great beach, with huge waves, there s a strong under tow. You need to be a good swimmer. Bring your snorkelling gear as there were 4 turtles catching waves when we were there last week it was an amazing experience. There is changing rooms, toilets...More

Thank 369tanyas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here three times during our stay. It is the best beach in Kona. The beach was sandy during our visit. Waves get big here at times. Beach is small but was not crowded during Christmas. Had lots of fun playing in the waves. Maybe...More

1  Thank heidi0613
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are on Alii, go there, but we ventured out to quieter, prettier beaches with better parking. Go early if you want to get a spot.

Thank JacksonBell1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in walking distance to Magic Sands and it became my daughter's favorite beach on the Kona side of Hawai'i Island. The currents can be unpredictable but the beach, shore break and clear water is worth it to spend the day here. We were...More

1  Thank Hannah D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small white sand beach with strong waves! Great for intermediate boogie boarders and those not afraid of getting a pummeled by the waves. Space is more limited at this beach as the sandy area is relatively small and the safe swimming area was limited by...More

Thank LisaThuyMy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky because there was sand when we visited this beach. There are lots of trees for shade. The lifeguard was very watchful - always warning the people to stay away from the rocks. The waves were very strong. We enjoyed though. And parking...More

Thank travelmystique
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here the last 3 years, staying at the Condosnext to this beach the first year. Very beautiful and clean. Can't wait to come back next year.

Thank Olebatj
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