HA Baldwin Beach Park

Beach in Paʻia

Bodyboarders and bodysurfers take to the waves at this palm-lined county park about a mile west of Paʻia, at the 6-mile marker. The wide sandy beach drops off quickly, and when the shorebreak is big, swimmers should beware of getting slammed. Calmer waters can be found at the eastern end, where there’s a little cove shaded by ironwood trees. Showers, restrooms, picnic tables and well-used sports fields round out the facilities.

The park has a reputation for rowdy behavior after the sun sets, but it’s fine in the daytime when there’s a lifeguard on duty.