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Magic Island

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Magic Island, Oahu Hawaii

Description

On the east end of Ala Moana Beach Park is Magic Island, a peninsula with a large grassy park and little cove for swimming that was made by developers but never used. It's less crowded than Ala Moana Beach and is also great for a swim. A rock wall keeps large waves out. From the pathway, kids can watch the sailboats glide past on their way to Ala Wai Harbor and the surfers jump in to swim out to the summer surf spot called Bowls. It's wonderful to sit on one of the benches, watch the surfers, feel the breeze, and enjoy the gorgeous postcard views of Diamond Head. Japanese brides and grooms often come here to get wedding photos taken with great views behind them.

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View toward the mountains from Magic Island.
View toward the mountains from Magic Island.
View of the city skyline across the water.
View of the city skyline across the water.
Magic Island affords gorgeous views of Diamond Head and the rainbow tower at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Magic Island affords gorgeous views of Diamond Head and the rainbow tower at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Runner on the path.
Runner on the path.
Bench with a fantastic view of surf spot, Bowls.
Bench with a fantastic view of surf spot, Bowls.
Wonderful shade!
Wonderful shade!
Diamond Head has the sweetest shape.
Diamond Head has the sweetest shape.
Surfers enjoying some rides at Bowls.
Surfers enjoying some rides at Bowls.
Patch of pretty-colored water, and Diamond Head.
Patch of pretty-colored water, and Diamond Head.
Sunbathing at the little cove at the end of the peninsula that is Magic Island.
Sunbathing at the little cove at the end of the peninsula that is Magic Island.
Snorkelers enjoy the little cove sheltered from surf by rock walls.
Snorkelers enjoy the little cove sheltered from surf by rock walls.
Drying off after a swim at Magic Island.
Drying off after a swim at Magic Island.
Coconut trees and picnic tables.
Coconut trees and picnic tables.
Catching a ride in the glistening surf.
Catching a ride in the glistening surf.
Sailboat.
Sailboat.
Japanese bride and groom being photographed at Magic Island.
Japanese bride and groom being photographed at Magic Island.
A relaxed surfer enjoys a wave at Bowls.
A relaxed surfer enjoys a wave at Bowls.
 

Directions

Pull off Ala Moana Blvd into Ala Moana Park Dr, the loop that lines the beach. Head all the way to the east end where there's a separate large parking lot for Magic Island. There's plenty of parking except on weekends. Come early on weekends.

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Visitor Ratings

Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.

Last Updated Fri, 19 Feb 2016 17:33:37 GMT