Ala Moana Beach Park
From the calm and warm water to the lovely jogging trails and nearby bathrooms, this is the perfect spot for families. Pack a picnic, bring a barbecue, or seek a snack from the concrete snack hut on the beach. Wedding ceremonies and Independence Day fireworks mark one end of the park, at Magic Island, while pole fishing and a camp ground mark the other end, at Kakaako Waterfront. Orange lifeguard shacks overlook the shallow waters, and a breakwater wall keeps out big waves, making Ala Moana appropriate for swimmers of all ages. Beachgoers can use binoculars to check out the ripped surfers working Ala Moana Bowls, a surf break just beyond the breakwater wall. Public tennis courts, volleyball nets, and a huge expanse of open grass shaded with a few huge banyan trees complete this urban beach park.