We actually went to LaPerouse Bay in Sept of 2008 but wasn't given that option. LOL. We saw it in one of the Maui free guidebooks like This Week on Maui or Spotlight Maui. We drove the one lane road through the last lava flow from Haleakala. It was fascinating to see all the lava like that. Very little shade and not a lot of parking in the lot at the end of the road. Didn't matter. My older sisters walked to the edge of the water and explored. My granddaughter (adult) and her Mom (her first trip to Hawaii) walked toward the cove but turned back when they saw the no trespassing signs. I told them if they walked below the high water mark, the beach is public but they didn''t opt to go back. Instead they did the trail along the water through the lava field. They took water with them but were wearing flip flops so didn't go far. Far enough that we lost sight of them. They came back with excited tales of seeing eagle rays right by the rocks. While they were gone, someone left and we moved to their spot under 2 trees so we had shade. Had a great picnic lunch there, and then just sat looking at the beautiful water, not wanting to leave but we did. If I go back to Maui which isn't likely, LaPerouse will be first on the agenda. We are not snorkelers and not into swimming in the waves toomcuh. Both sisters were in their early to mid 70's at the time.
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