Ala Moana Beach Park

Ala Moana Beach Park featuring modern architecture, tropical scenes and skyline
Enjoy the sun, sea and sand at one of Hawaii’s best swimming and surfing spots, a popular nature escape within easy reach of downtown Honolulu.

Escape the city and enjoy a break, or activities, in the 100 acres (40 hectares) of Ala Moana Beach Park. Dip into the Pacific Ocean to cool off or sit beneath the shade of a tree with a picnic.

If you’re looking for a relaxing day at the beach, then the sands at Ala Moana are perfect for you. Almost always quieter than Waikiki, the half-mile (800-meter) long beach is also one of the safest places to swim on the island. The offshore reef creates calm waters in almost all weather conditions. The most popular area for families is at the eastern end of the beach, with the soft, sandy bottom offering a safe place for children to splash around.

Active people will be in good company here, as this is where Hawaii residents come to get fit in the outdoors. Balance on the waters during a stand-up paddle boarding session, enjoy a game of tennis, or get a sweat up with a serious workout or jog. There’s no charge to use the exercise equipment in the park. Go in-line skating or swim laps in the deepwater channel along the beach. Offshore, you can surf some of the best waves on Oahu’s south coast, while on calmer days you can scuba dive or snorkel, and explore the coral reefs.

If you prefer to relax, then settle down in the park for a few hours. Vast grassy areas, large banyan trees for shade, and ponds with freshwater turtles make this oasis-like spot a perfect place to enjoy a picnic.

At the eastern end of the park is the Magic Island area, where cultural events and performances often take place. Every year in May, the Lantern Floating festival mesmerizes the crowds, and on July 4 spectacular fireworks mark Independence Day.

While there are a large number of parking spots, they do tend to fill up quickly at weekends and during the high season. Get there early or take the bus to Ala Moana Beach Park. A regular service runs from downtown Honolulu to Ala Moana.

Top Hotels Close to Ala Moana Beach Park

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI, 96814
The price is ¥30,404 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,413 reviews)
"The staff were all extremely friendly, welcome and responsive. Also, it's next door to the Ala Moana Outdoor Shopping Mall, and just a short walk to the Oahu state park which includes a private beach and marina. My only complaint was how outdated the rooms were. If the hotel rooms were updated, this ..."

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥48,590 per night from Jul 9 to Jul 10
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 outdoor pools, and 9 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (4,554 reviews)
"The property is great for families as well as couples. We had fun and appreciated the close proximity to the beach and even snorkeling and turtles right out front. That said, I was disappointed in the limited pool hours, especially waterslides. Only 1 of the 2 slides was open at a time and only for ..."

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥42,999 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 3
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,698 reviews)
"Great loaction, great views and excellent restaurants along with its own ABC store.....pool area was nice as well"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2022

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Ala Moana Beach Park

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki
3 out of 5
1830 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥26,995 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 29
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥48,590 per night from Jul 9 to Jul 10
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI, 96814
The price is ¥30,404 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥42,999 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 3
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
4 out of 5
2300 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥40,481 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
Prince Waikiki
Prince Waikiki
4.5 out of 5
100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥60,956 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Prince Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki
4 out of 5
2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥62,300 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Sheraton Waikiki
The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts
The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts
4.5 out of 5
1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥32,371 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts
Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
3.5 out of 5
1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ¥43,298 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.