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Magic Island, Honolulu

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Magic Island is a small manmade peninsula in Honolulu, Hawaii, adjacent to Ala Moana Beach Park and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. It was created in 1964 as the site of a resort complex, but was subsequently converted to a park. The name was changed to "Aina Moana," but the new name is used infrequently.The park on Magic Island is a popular spot where people gather for picnics, frisbee, socializing, and occasional festival or drama performances. Because it was a preferred location among homeless squatters, overnight camping was recently banned in the park.Each year, the Ala Moana Center puts on a fireworks show over Magic Island for the Fourth of July that draws numerous spectators to the surrounding parks. In conjunction with the show, the Ala Moana Center ropes off a portion of its parking lot for a Fourth of July concert featuring many local bands.The park's hours are from sunrise to sunset daily.
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  • Walk, hike, bike to this quiet park area and enjoy the water and views. A true pleasure to walk this area. Drawn to the area as it was so quiet and enjoyed by so many local families. Many people aroun...  more »
  • Magic Island (and the adjacent Ala Moana Park) is a great place to catch the sunset. It was created out of reclaimed land, and the lagoon is a safe place to swim. Coconut palms reach to the sky, monke...  more »
  • Lots of beach - great BBQ area. Lots of parking for a minimal fee. Great views. Events regularly going on. TV events often filmed there.  more »
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  • An escape in the middle of Honolulu. Great views, wonderful sunsets. Vibe is great. Lots of parking. Fireworks on Fridays. Be careful at night, lots of homeless. Personally witnessed a purse snatching from a tourist couple by a homeless man. Visit with no bags is recommended.
  • Great place to photograph sunrise, sunset and night view!!! Swimming, Walking, Eating, Sleeping.....whatever you'll do here, you'll love it in this Magic Island.
  • Fantastic beach park with great beaches, lots of park with lots of trees for shade and nice walking paths. Very popular for weddings, picnics, and BBQs. There's a regular yoga group on one side and fishing and boating on the other. Look out for Hawaii 5-0 filming!
  • Loved this beach as a child. It was a Wednesday ritual for my mother and I to go here. I'd swim and she could relax on the sand.
  • So peaceful in the evening! Magic Island is worth taking time for if your in Honolulu!!
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