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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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  • The beach is somewhat beside the Marina, in a small but very clean Park. The beach is perfect for the bath. There was not much going on, and the waves are broken before.
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  • In Bridal photo, but it's raining. But it's Hawaii! Squalls of rain rises quickly. Then, on the Diamond Head side the Rainbow! Valuable cut with Rainbow take bridal photos now!
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  • Good view and more locals here. A lot less people. Be aware of the jelly fish or man-of-war in the water especially after rain. The beach is not as good as Waikiki but OK. But you can do something her...  more »

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