- Ala Moana Beach lies immediately west of Waikiki Beach and is part of a large urban park on the shore south of Honolulu. The park encompasses nearly 100 acres with the wide, sand beach spanning a mile. A lawn area lies north of the beach, where tennis courts and volley ball courts are maintained. Other facilities on site include: showers, restrooms, phones and restrooms.
Locals and visitors in Honolulu flock to this naturally beautiful area. The beach provides a sheltered area for swimming and snorkeling, although a deep channel often has strong rip currents. The channel, reef area and beyond should be used by experienced swimmers only. The reef can be dangerous because of waves, currents and sharp coral and rocks. Beyond the reef is an area used by bodysurfers and surf boarders. This area is safe for experts only. Heavily used boat channels lie on either side of the Ala Moana swimming area. Lifeguards are normally on duty.
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