White Sands Beach
Alii Drive, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Big Island, Hawaii

White Sands Beach has everything you could ask for—clean, buttery soft sand, rideable surf, facilities, a calm-water area for swimmers (though watch out for rip currents during times of high surf), a coconut grove for shade, and a lifeguard on duty. However, make sure you visit at the right time of the year. During winter, the high surf washes away the sand within a day, leaving only lava rocks behind. This unique occurrence works as an a natural self-clean function, as when the sand eventually returns after being churned by the waves, it’s sparkling white and free from debris. For this reason, White Sands Beach has taken on a number of different monikers like “Disappearing Sands Beach” and “Magic Sands Beach.”

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Anna Ranch Heritage Center
Dolphin Quest
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Hapuna Beach
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Historic Kailua Village
Honokohau Harbor Beach
Hulihee Palace
Kahaluu Beach Park
Kamaee Falls
Kaumana Caves
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Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Laupahoehoe Train Museum
Lava Covered Road
Leleiwi Beach Park
Liliuokalani Gardens
Lyman Museum
Mauna Kea Beach
Mauna Kea Summit
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center
Nani Mau Gardens
Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Palace Theatre
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Pololu Valley Lookout
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Pua Mau Place
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Sadie Seymour Botanical Garden
Star of the Sea Painted Church
Steamvent Guesthouse
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
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Tiny St. Peter's Catholic Church
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