Ali'i Drive Kailua Kona, West Hawaii
This sandy and rock strewn beach is one of the few beaches that have lifeguards. When the shallow, offshore sandbar is present, the swimming and boogie boarding is good here. During high surf, the sand disappears and makes the area too dangerous to enter. Snorkeling and scuba diving are excellent due to the easy ocean access, large fish, and underwater caves.
Volleyball, picnic facilities and lifeguards make this a great park for the entire family.
Sand and rock beach
Good swimming and boogie boarding during calm surf
DO NOT enter when surf is rough
Good snorkeling and scuba diving
No parking lot - park along the road
Take Highway 11 south from Kailua-Kona. White Sands Beach is located just north of Mile Marker #4, past Pahoehoe Beach Park.