Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island

Waikiki, Hawaii 96843

Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island

Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Ala Moana Beach Park, within walking distance from downtown Waikiki, is a large and diverse park. The 76-acre park borders the Ala Wai Harbor and includes a huge grassy picnic area dotted with trees, several golden sand beaches, a lagoon, walking paths and a manmade peninsula and rocky point called Magic Island.

Follow the palm-lined boardwalk along the Ala Wai Harbor channel. At the end of the grassy park area, continue south past the sandy beach along the breakwater to the point. Bear left around Magic Island, a calm swimming area with a barrier reef. Continue around the peninsula to the white sand of Ala Moana Beach. From here are several walking options."

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"Ala Wai Canal, built in the 1920s, is a 1.5-mile waterway forming the inland boundary of Waikiki. A paved walkway borders the canal, stretching along the backside of Waikiki parallel to the ocean. This scenic tree-lined area is popular with walkers, joggers, kayakers, canoeists and catamaran teams. Swarming hoards of fish gather along the canal’s shoreline, begging to be fed. The canal begins at the Ala Wai Harbor and extends to within a few blocks of Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head."

Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island Trip Reports

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9/1/2009
Jogged from my place at Kapiolani to the park and met a friend for a run through the park. This is my first time in the park other than driving by and looking in. It was a nice jog and the views were spectacular for downtown Honolulu. As I was running through magic island, the sun set on the horizen. I would do it again and need to get back there to go swimming and hit the waves...great place to go...it's a must.
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Trail Information

Waikiki
Nearby City
2.2
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
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