One of the most popular parks in Honolulu, Ala Moana Beach Park’s 76-acres fill daily with lawn bowlers, tennis players, joggers, picnickers, fishers, model airplane flyers, model boat sailors, sunbathers, surfers, and swimmers. The long sand beach in the park is especially attractive to families with young children who normally congregate at the east end of the beach where parking is plentiful and the ocean bottom is shallow and rock-free. Some of the south shore’s most famous surfing sites are found offshore at the edge of the reef, including Big Rights, Concessions, Courts, Big Lefts, and Baby Hale’iwa.
Magic Island with its own sand beach and lagoon is also popular with swimmers and sunbathers. Surfers ride a spot called Bomboras off the west end of Magic Island’s seawall, and on calm days, scuba divers frequent the reef off the east end.
No Cars on Sand
No Fire Pits
Beaches and oceans are dynamic natural environments. Crowd conditions, currents, waves, wild animals, and other water and beach conditions can rapidly change. The risks and conditions shown on this site are informational only and not always real-time. Actual conditions may differ. Lifeguards are not always on duty or available. Always remain aware of your surroundings and exercise due care for your own safety and the safety of others around you.
Always check for water warnings or check with a lifeguard before you swim.