Description - Ala Moana Beach has a gentle sloping beach with coarse sand. The beach is protected by an artificial reef which creates a calm ocean that laps up on the beach making it ideal for swimming and water play.
- Ala Moana is a gental sloping beach and calm water. This beach has wheelchair access. The all-terrain wheelchair is available from concession stands at each end of the park. At the Diamond Head (east) concession stand, there is accessible parking in the Magic Island parking lot or there is one accessible stall just to the right of the stand as you face it. The above picture is of the Diamond Head end concession stand. At the Ewa (west) concession stand, there is parallel parking and an accessible parking space to the right of the concession stand as you face it. All accessible parking spaces are marked with signs.
Recreation - Recreational activities at Ala Moana State Recreation center include swimming, paddle boarding, water play and beach activities. There are beach mats at both Diamond Head (east) and Ewa (west) ends of the beach in front of the concession stands.
Climate - The climate is pleasantly mild on these islands throughout the year. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year.
The Diamond Head (east) entrance is from Atkinson Drive, the Ewa (west) entrance is on Ala Moana Blvd. between Ward Avenue and Queen Street.