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Ala Moana Beach Park
Ala Moana Beach Park

Ala Moana Beach Park

Free admission
1201 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814

The Basics

Ala Moana Beach Park’s calm, shallow water is ideal for swimming and wading, making this a particularly kid-friendly spot. There are surfing and stand-up paddleboard rentals and lessons available, though many beachgoers just choose to relax on a beach towel or watch the vivid sunset from shore. Picnic tables for self-catering are located near the beach.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Oahu

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Highly recommend!!
Emily_G, Jul. 2021
Surf HNL: Ala Moana Surf Lessons with Round-trip Transport
This was amazing! I stood up on the first wave! Great instructors! One-on-one help and guidance. The Ala Moana location is great, the waves are just right for beginners. The instructors were friendly and helped us in the water. It was so much fun!
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Great surfing Instructors
Gabe_d, Jul. 2021
Surf HNL: Ala Moana Surf Lessons with Round-trip Transport
Nate and the rest of the team were awesome. My kids enjoyed having them as their instructors. My kids were up and surfing within 10 minutes
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Great people
Bryant_H, Jun. 2021
Surf HNL: Ala Moana Surf Lessons with Round-trip Transport
Great time as a family! Very nice staff and also accommodating. Picked us up from our lobby, made great conversation, and pointed us to some fun activities while we're here.
star-5
Surfing novice
Joseph_L, Jun. 2021
Surf HNL: Ala Moana Surf Lessons with Round-trip Transport
Nate and his buddies are all amazing.My husband and 2 daughters really enjoyed the whole experience very friendly and accommodating to our needs
star-5
Amazing life long memories!
Brenda_W, Jun. 2021
Surf HNL: Ala Moana Surf Lessons with Round-trip Transport
Sam and Ridge made this experience turn from fun to amazing! They are rock stars that did everything to make this surf session just amazing. So much so we booked again! This is hands down a must try!
star-5
Great experience
Jacqueline_M, Jun. 2021
Surf HNL: Ala Moana Surf Lessons with Round-trip Transport
Nate made sure to give us an amazing experience!!! Picked us up and dropped us back off, provided all of the gear, and actually got us surfing!! My hubby stood up on his board on his 2nd wave! Would definitely recommend!
star-5
Best time!
Margo_N, May 2021
Surf HNL: Ala Moana Surf Lessons with Round-trip Transport
The instructors were really awesome and super helpful! It was one of the coolest things I’ve done in Hawaii! Highly recommend!
star-5
Stellar Service
Kailey_J, Apr. 2021
Surf HNL: Ala Moana Surf Lessons with Round-trip Transport
This lesson was absolutely amazing. The instructor, Nate was superb! I would definitely recommend this company for your lesson!
star-5
Great time!
Chad_W, Mar. 2021
Surf HNL: Ala Moana Surf Lessons with Round-trip Transport
Great experience, the instructors are super nice and helpful. Our whole group was able to get up and ride waves. Very safe and professional. Great time!
star-5
Excellent instruction
Shannon H, Jul. 2018
Surf HNL: Ala Moana Surf Lessons with Round-trip Transport
Instructor was very helpful! I got up a few times and had a ton of fun, would definitely recommend this company.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Ala Moana Beach Park is ideal for beachgoers of all ages.

  • There are lifeguards on duty, showers, restrooms, and picnic tables available.

  • Don’t forget your towel, sunscreen, and drinking water.

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How to Get There

Conveniently located between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, Ala Moana Beach Park is easily reached on foot, by bus, or by car. There is a large, free parking lot fronting the beach, but spots fill up by afternoon, especially on weekends.

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When to Get There

Ala Moana Beach Park is open year-round during daylight hours. It can get crowded on weekends and holidays, so arrive early to snag a good spot on the sand. Oahu has a mild, tropical climate with hotter days in summer and a rainy season typically from November to March.

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Magic Island

Just next to Ala Moana Beach Park is a man-made peninsula officially named Aina Moana but known locally as Magic Island. Originally built in 1964 to house a resort that never materialized, today Magic Island is a public park and a favorite spot for walking, jogging, and enjoying the view—in fact, many claim that Aina Moana is the island’s top sunset watching spot. There is a small beach with a lagoon for swimming, but the water can be rough and not as calm as Ala Moana Beach Park.

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