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busy and beautiful

nice sandy beach right downtown. Free parking across the street. Showers and toilets near by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christine M
Special beach

This beach is not always here, it depends on the time of year. However, if you go, make sure it’s... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice sandy beach right downtown. Free parking across the street. Showers and toilets near by. Insanely busy for my liking anyway.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This beach is not always here, it depends on the time of year. However, if you go, make sure it’s early in the day, to avoid the very rough surf.

Thank sumarent
Reviewed 24 August 2018

If you were staying in Kailua Kona this is a very convenient beach .Get their early - parking fills up quickly. It’s a very nice white sand beach with mild waves and is relatively shallow. Lots of bugie boarding and gets crazy when the beach...More

Thank julielp
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Although the water may be busy at times, the view will rest your soul. There are places to sit and enjoy the sound of the waves and have a few moments of solitude.

Thank dbking120
Reviewed 2 August 2018

With white sand and big wave,our kids love it so much, we been here almost every day, midday seem to be crowned but parking is good(across the street in parking lot)

Thank ASW22
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We enjoyed several activities while in Kona, and this short drive to the beach was a relaxing day, and well worth it! My mom had been wanting thee the "Blue Waters" since we had arrived, but due to the Vog (Volcano Fog), many days were...More

1  Thank manateewoman
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Known for the sand/ beach disappearing during the high surf and quickly reappear. The sand is super soft, beautiful stretch of beach and has a magic sand food truck located in front.

Thank sage97
Reviewed 21 June 2018

It was an amazing experience and a great beach to go to. It is great for families, and anyone could play there!

Thank Rodger V
Reviewed 2 June 2018

If you are looking for a great beach right in downtown Kona, this is the one. Was so easy to get to and the water is warm and the sand is warm and cozy.

Thank DSOliveria
Reviewed 30 April 2018

White Sands Beach, located about 2.5 miles from Kailua Town, is a great beach for all ages. Soft sand for the little ones to build sand castles, fun waves for the older kids/adults to jump or ride on their boogey boards. Life guards are on...More

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Response from RussCanberra | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was, plenty.
17 March 2018|
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Response from RussCanberra | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any dogs at all along the beach.
12 August 2015|
Response from erwinmelio |
The high surf warnings seem to die down from the winter season. Better on the Kona side than on the Hilo side.
8 March 2015|
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Response from tom b | Reviewed this property |
Aloha, ANY TIME is a great time to visit Kona and White Sand. Stay away from the Cast Ironman (October). They are world travelers and bring absolutely Nothing to Our Island...Nothing-but Hype and allot of traffic congestion... More