The Ala Moana Beach Park is at once one of the most popular beaches on Oahu’s South Shore, and one of the least noticeably crowded. Removed from the shoulder to shoulder crunch found at some of the spots directly along Waikiki Beach, Ala Moana is still bustling with activity but there is much more beach to space it out. The waters here are perfectly tranquil thanks to an offshore reef buffeting the waves. Visitors will find plenty of sun and sand to enjoy, in addition to workout facilities, a snack shop, and an expansive open park that includes the scenic Magic Island. The similarly named Ala Moana Mall is just across the street from this location, and is by far the best shopping opportunity in the state. If you are looking for a calm, family friendly beach look no further than Ala Moana Beach. It’s about a fifteen minute walk west from the areas centrally packed hotels, and is a welcome site for those who have spent the majority of their vacation up to that point only in crowded Waikiki Beach.