Magic Island (Aina Moana)

Magic Island (Aina Moana)
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Address Ala Moana Park Dr, Honolulu, HI 96815
Beautiful, man made lagoon located on the man made Magic Island. Clear, calm, and protected waters.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Lifeguard • Facilities: Picnic Tables • Facilities: Showers
• Type: Kid Friendly • Type: No Dogs Allowed • Type: Protected From Open Ocean • Type: Shady • Sand Type: Powder
• Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Swimming

Magic Island, which is also known as Aina Moana and Magic Island Lagoon, is a man made beach at the tip of the man made peninsula right next to Ala Moana Beach & State Recreation Area.

Located in Honolulu on the south side of O'ahu, Magic Island is a short walk from Ala Moana Center and not far from Waikiki (see Waikiki Guide).

In fact, the area was supposed to be another Waikiki area resort complex from decades earlier but when that failed the county turned it into an excellent park.

Getting here is very easy and there is plenty of parking in the large lot, though it will fill up as this place will pack in the locals on weekends. Come during the week if you can.

The park area is a huge grassy, and fairly shady, field with picnic tables and walking paths which is great for games, parties, and BBQs.

The beach area is an amazingly calm, clear, and perfect lagoon with a lifeguard, bathrooms, and showers. The sand is a nice and powdery and the water is fairly shallow in many areas but a lot of areas have a rocky bottom so consider water socks or watch your step.

Magic Island beach is very protected from the ocean waves so this a great place for kids to play around. As with any lagoon like this, stay away from the openings in the breakwater wall as that is where the ocean water washes in and out. It may not have the upscale "resort feel" of the Ko Olina Lagoons but it's still a wonderful beach.