Laaloa Beach Park


This small but lively beach is one of the few stretches of sandy shoreline in the heart of Kailua-Kona. Officially named after the historic Hawaiian land division or ahupua'a Laaloa it is referred to informally by several names including White Sands, Magic Sands or Disappearing Sands.


Highlights: Popular white sand beach in the heart of Kailua-Kona. Busy and lively that attracts locals and island visitors.

Activities: body surfing, swimming depending on ocean conditions. Sun bathing, snorkeling and diving.

Lifeguard: Daily between the hours of 930a-445p

Warnings: Winter months bring higher surf and stronger rip currents, rough and dangerous conditions. Windy conditions are prevalent in the winter months. Stinging Portuguese man-o-war jelly fish frequent in varying numbers 10 days after the full moon. Do not leave any valuables in your car at anytime. Removal or collecting sand, rental cars and nudity are prohibited.

Amenities: parking, restrooms, shower, drinking water, beach volleyball sand court


Park is located between the town of Kailua-Kona and the Keauhou Resort. From Kona International Airport at Keahole. proceed south along Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Highway 19) for 7 miles. Turn right onto Palani Road. Continue onto Alii Drive for 4 miles. The beach and entrance to the parking lot will be on the right.

One of only a few stretches of white sand within the Kailua-Kona-Keauhou corridor, the activity at this beach starts early and continues throughout the day. Islanders find this beach one of the best for boogie boarding and surfing. As a result, droves will arrive early and linger throughout the day and through the sunset hour especially during the periods of good surf. Many also find the rocky cove just south of the beach an excellent place for snorkeling and shoreline diving.

The sandy shoreline at Laaloa is a very seasonal occurrence. The beach boasts a thick sandy shoreline during the summer months when surf and ocean conditions are gentle and calm. During the winter months, the strong shore break erodes the sandy shoreline which results in the nickname Magic Sands or Disappearing Sands. Regardless of sandy or rocky shoreline, this beach is filled with action, surfers and everyone from Maine to Miloli'i. Arrive early for easy parking and smaller crowds


Along Alii Drive near mile marker 4
Kailua-Kona HI 96740
GPS: 19.593758 , -155.971216


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