Ala Moana Beach Park and Waialae Beach Park

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Ala Moana Beach
A new day and a new beach. Todays choice was Ala Moana Beach Park. It is situated next to Magic Island and across the street from Ala Moana Center. The beach consists of golden sand and is flat, long and wide. It´s popular, yet big enough so it never feels crowded. This is where the Honolulu residents go. It is popular for jogging, playing volleyball and picnics. The park has full facilities, including tennis courts. There is also a kiosk where you can buy drinks and fast food. If you´d like a decent lunch I would recommend you to cross the street and get something at the food court at the Ala Moana Center.

After a late lunch we decided to move on and try another beach. We headed towards Diamond Head and Kahala and stopped at Waialae Beach Park. The seaside suburb of Kahala is home to many of Honolulu´s wealthiest residents and the island´s most exclusive resort hotel. The costal road, Kahala Ave, is lined with expensive waterfront homes that block out virtually any ocean view. In between the mansions, a half dozen shoreline access points provide public right-of-way to the beach. I must admit that Waialae Beach Park did not become my favorite beach. At first glance it looks nice, but the beach has very grainy sand with lots of broken shells and coral. It was also extremely windy there. Not very comfortable if you just want to lay out on the beach, but excellent for all the guys that were kiting. The park has picnic tables, toilets and showers.
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Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach
Ala Moana Beach Park
Ala Moana Beach Park
Ala Moana Beach Park
Ala Moana Beach Park
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Kahala Beach
Kahala Beach
Kahala Beach
Kahala Beach
Kahala Beach
Kahala Beach
Kahala Beach
Kahala Beach
Kahala Beach
Kahala Beach
Kahala Beach
Kahala Beach
Pick nick area, Kahala Beach
Pick nick area, Kahala Beach
Public toilets, Kahala Beach
Public toilets, Kahala Beach
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