Fodor's Expert Review Ala Moana Regional Park

Ala Moana Beach Fodor's Choice
Overlooking Ala Moana Beach Park; Ala Moana, Honolulu, Honolulu and Oahu, Hawaii, USA

A protective reef makes Ala Moana essentially a ½-mile-wide saltwater swimming pool. Very smooth sand and no waves create a haven for families and stand-up paddleboarders. After Waikiki, this is the most popular beach among visitors, and the free parking area can fill up quickly on sunny weekends. On the Waikiki side is a peninsula called Magic Island, with shady trees and paved sidewalks ideal for jogging. Ala Moana Regional Park also has playing fields, tennis courts, and a couple of small ponds for sailing toy boats. The beach is for everyone, but only in the daytime; after dark, it's a high-crime area, with many unhoused people. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (free); showers; toilets. Best for: swimming; walking.

Beach Family Fodor's Choice Outdoor

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1201 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96814, USA

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