Beachcomber House Beaches
Paia Bay is just past Baldwin Beach Park. This white sandy beach park has restroom facilities, showers, a basketball court, and a skateboarding park.
The Beachcomber is a beachfront property located just steps from Paia Bay
Paia Bay is home to the Paia Youth & Cultural Center, which offers a variety of social, educational, cultural, vocational, and recreational activities for Paia’s youth.
Usually, there are not too many people at Paia Bay, except when the waves are up and the boogie boarders and body boarders are out.
This is a great beach for swimming. Paia Bay also has a trail that starts at the west end (Kahului side) and goes all the way to Baldwin Beach Park, it is about a 2 mile round trip.
Location: As you are driving into Paia town, the park will be on your left hand side. You will see a basketball court and parking spaces.
Precautions: There are no lifeguards at Paia Bay, be cautious of the shorebreak and currents.
Baldwin Beach Park
Baldwin Beach Park is one of Maui's most beautiful white sand beaches.
A picture-perfect Hawaii beach with excellent swimming and bodysurfing.This beach is regarded as one of the best bodyboarding and bodysurfing sites on Maui.
Some swimming occurs along the beach, but it is usually concentrated at the west end (Kahului side), or ’Baby Beach’ where a large section of beachrock at the water's edge forms a shallow, sand-bottomed pool.
Some surfing also occurs at the point, where waves break offshore on a small reef.
This beach park has restroom facilities, showers, pavilions, soccer field, and barbeques.
Location: On the Hana Highway between the Maui Country Club and the town of Pa'ia.
Precautions: This beach is subject to high surf in the wintertime that generates a shorebreak and rip current. The ocean bottom is sandy and drops quickly to overhead depths. The baby beach end on the Kahului side is protected by outer reefs, and is a perfect spot for swimming. Lifeguards are stationed here daily. Check with them before going in the water.
Ho’okipa Beach Park
Ho’okipa Beach Park is called the windsurfing capital of the world. This is Paia's most publicized beach.
The surf offshore from Ho'okipa Beach Park provides surfers with waves almost all year round, as the reefs pick up both summer and winter swells.
The most spectacular waves, however, occur during the winter and often reach heights of ten to fifteen feet. This tremendous surf is some of the best on Maui. It's quite common to see windsurfers wave jumping and doing aerials at this time of the year.
Several professional competitions are held each year at Hookipa, which attracts competitors from all over the world. Many of the pros live in Maui and use Ho’okipa as their training grounds.
Ho’okipa is a sandy beach with a rocky shoreline. It has restroom facilities, showers, pavilions, and barbeques.
Location: As you leave Paia town, drive about 2.5 miles north. You will see a sign indicating to turn left into the park.
Precautions: Currents, waves and winds can be strong at Hookipa and visitors are cautioned that this is not a beach where warning signs should be ignored. If you plan on surfing, windsurfing or kite surfing, this definitely is not the place for you unless you are an extremely experienced waterman. Lifeguards are on duty daily.