In a nutshell: If you like to get naked on the beach without a ton of company, this is a good place to go. Relatively private and out of the main-flow of people, rarely anyone but folks who live here end up at this beach.
Minuses: Parking; better beaches adjacent.
Sound-bite: “Hey Moonbow, can I borrow your organic hemp loincloth to make a pakalolo run?”
Paia’s “Secret Beach” is a clothing optional beach between Paia Bay and Baldwin Cove. On weekends there is usually at least one local family fishing from the tailgate of their truck. There is no vehicle access for visitors, and for residents of Maui, 4WD and a key to the gated private access road are required to drive up.
If you choose to strip down, do so at the Kahului end of the beach (foreground in photo) – The Paia side of the beach (where the old WWII pillbox is) is generally considered to be an area where clothing is expected.
To access this beach, park at Paia Bay and walk through the small wooded area that borders the west end of the bay. You can also access this beach from a red dirt path along the rock sea-wall that interrupts the sand beach between here and Baldwin Cove.
Mile Marker: #6.2 (Hwy 36 aka Hana Hwy)
GPS Coordinates: 20.915406,-156.388686
Facilities: No facilities/No lifeguards
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