Baldwin Beach is a nice park that is very popular with locals and tourists alike.
Baldwin Beach is on the windward side of Maui, near the quaint, historic town of Paia. It’s just 10 minutes from the airport at Kahului and is within walking distance from the plantation town of Paia.
The Baldwin Beach Park has good parking, a lifeguard on duty during daylight hours, nice restroom facilities, and shady palm trees. The wind will probably be blowing, sometimes fairly hard, as Baldwin Beach is on the windy (windward) side of Maui.
Also, the surf can be particularly strong in the afternoon.
Planning on taking a road trip to Hana? Thinking about visiting the town of Paia? Stop at Baldwin Beach and enjoy some of the most beautiful shades of blue you will ever see in the ocean.
Baldwin Beach Park is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The gate closed promptly at 7 p.m. On weekend, there will be a lot of locals that live nearby.
The beach is ideal to visit during the week, as it’s not very populated and is a little remote for most tourists. During the weekend, it can be really crowded with locals from the upcountry communities.
- Stop in Paia and pick-up a box lunch at Anthony’s Coffee or several other places offering box lunches for travelers on the road to Hana.
- Be cautious of the surf. Check with the lifeguard for current ocean conditions.
- Do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.
- Before or after your time at Baldwin Beach, walk around the quiet, historic plantation town of Paia. It offers a large selection of eclectic gift stores, surf shops, clothing boutiques, and restaurants.
- The well-known Charley’s restaurant in Paia is a great place for breakfast. Try the pancakes!
- Try the fish tacos and fish and chips at Paia Fish Market.
- Baldwin Beach is one of the best beaches for sunning, relaxing, and swimming on the windward side of Maui. The beaches to the north have really rough tides.
- Just north of Baldwin Beach is Ho’okipa Beach, famous for wind surfing, kite surfing and big wave surfing.
Several well-known Maui artists have art galleries and exhibitions in Paia, showing their latest work. Also, there are several gift stores specializing in Hawaiian-made gift items that are ideal to take to your friends and family.
Cool & Really Fun Things To Do On Maui!
Visit Honolua Bay when you’re on the west side of Maui, and maybe grab a pizza at Dollie’s. There plenty of activities on Maui and also some of the best burger places are in Lahaina Town. Don’t forget to make a trip to Haleakala Crater and snorkel at Black Rock or Airport Beach.
Looking for a great breakfast? Try The Gazebo in Napili. Do some shopping at Lahaina Cannery Mall, try some pizza in Lahaina Town at Prison Street Pizza, or go upcountry and have a great steak at Makawao Steakhouse.
Aloha – Enjoy Maui!
Beaches. Maui has some of the best beaches in the world. Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay on the west side of the island are popular snorkel locations, and everyone loves Baby Beach in Lahaina. Honolua Bay is also awesome for snorkeling, and Slaughterhouse Beach nearby is a tourist favorite. Don’t forget to try D.T. Fleming Beach Park.
Top 10 Lists. Take a look at my Top 10 Activities on Maui, and my Top 10 Restaurants. There’s also my Top 10 Attractions while visiting Maui and, of course, my Top 7 Shopping places and Top 5 Luau experiences.
Eating & Drinking. Oh, yea. You’ve also got to eat and drink while visiting Maui. Well, for breakfast The Gazebo in Napili is a “must-do tradition,” along with the Kihei Café. For pizza, try Prison Street Pizza in Lahaina or Dollie’s Pub & Café in Napili.
In the upcountry town of Makawao are two good places to eat – Casanova Italian Restaurant and Makawao Steak House. Stop at this “Hawaiian cowboy” town on your way down from a sunrise visit at Haleakala Crater.
Ever been in a rainforest? Check-out the Honolua Bay Rainforest! Out in Paia is a famous restaurant – Charley’s – so make sure you stop there for breakfast on your way to Hana, or for dinner on your way back. Check-out the various places to stay in Hana!
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