Morning beach walk on Rapahoe Beach

sandy beaches of Rapahoe

Nice low tides this morning so we headed just down the road to walk the Rapahoe beach for a change in scenery.

So spoilt for choice – a beach at our doorstep yet we drive for two miles to do another!

birds enjoying morning on the beach

Rapahoe beach is quite different to ours though even though it is only 2 miles away.  Our beach is really stoney whereas the beach at Rapahoe is often much more sandy.  The boys love it – they get to run, run, run with the sand under their toes.  Must feel much nicer than bounding along on the stones.

morning mist over Rapahoe beach

Rapahoe beach with moody skies

Reasonably long beach walk – about 2kms each way.  We take the southern end option, heading towards Point Elizabeth.  Often if the tides are working right you can walk around to the seal colony.  Not today though – low tide but not extreme.

Spectacular skies – quite overcast although really mild but makes for some moody skies.

Rapahoe beach walk in the morning

Moody skies of Rapahoe

Stephen took advantage of the moody skies and did some photography in black and white.  Hope you like them as much as we enjoyed our walk.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  Stephen and Jan enjoy getting out and about and exploring the wonders of the West Coast and love sharing their adventures with you.  Check out their activities page for suggestions on things to see and do in the area – or their other blog postings.

About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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2 Responses to Morning beach walk on Rapahoe Beach

  1. Beautiful photos, Jan. Stephen did a great job with his black and whites. Makes me wish I was there. Checked out your B&B site. You definitely have a little slice of heaven.


  2. coastingnz says:

    Thanks Curt. We think so and we try not to take it for granted which can be easy to do when you live in a beautiful part of the world. Stephen’s photography helps keep us grounded, especially when we get visited by international photographers – makes us realise just how lucky we are to have this at our doorstep.


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