La Perouse Bay

  Maximum depth is about 40 feet. This area is  located at the end of Makena Alanui road. This is the site of the last lava flow to occur on Maui, in the early 1790's. The bay has a  pinnacle that is accessible by boat. On the East end of the  bay there are lots of coral formations. There are plenty of fish here, but they are timid and won't allow you to approach. Spinner dolphins in groups of 30 or more frequent the Bay. There are no facilities here, and parking is very limited.  La Perouse Bay is located at the end of Makena Alanui Road. Travel from Wailea on Wailea Alanui Road. The road turns into Makena Alanui Road  and continues on past Ahihi Bay keep going past Ahihi Bay. When the road becomes a 4 wheel drive road you're there. There is parking by the ocean and more by the  La Perouse Historical marker. La Perouse Bay can be a beautiful area to snorkel, swim, scuba dive, and surf, depending upon conditions, which can change suddenly. This area is remote, there is not much of a beach. If there are large waves breaking on to shore don't even try to go out into the water. There aren't any lifeguards close enough. During the summer the south swell can make the bay hazardous for snorkeling and diving, but great for surfing.

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