Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Baldwin Beach: the perfect beach for you

From the pages of Maui Trailblazer, a little history: "Baldwin Beach Park is the former home for families who worked the sugar cane for Harry A. Baldwin—whose grandfather Dwight Baldwin was one of Maui’s original missionaries in Lahaina in the early 1800s. Harry furthered the efforts of his father, Henry P., and the family by the 1930s was one of the Big Five, who controlled more than 90 percent of the state’s sugar production—and virtually ran Hawaii’s government. Local mills have shut down, but some of the workers and their descendents still gather at the park. If you’re lucky, you’ll arrive on a day when blade-wielding Tongans are climbing the park’s willowy coco palms to trim."

There are no megatimeshare condos to be seen around here. This is not your Kaanapali or Kapalua. This beach is wild. Breezes, blue water, gentle surf, perfect white sand. Walkability quotient: a big ten. For all there is to do in the area (Paia Town is closeby), consult your user friendly Maui Trailblazer.

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