Introducing the Locals on the Nine Mile Rocks


While I was busy checking in tonight’s guests and making pizza, Stephen took the dogs for a walk on the beach and out on to the rocks to visit with the locals…….

Starfish and mussels galore Nine Mile beach

Called Mussel Point – you can see why.  A huge bed of mussels out here as well as starfish that come and go.

starfish off the rocks at Nine Mile

A photographer’s dream really eh……..

bed of starfish amongst the mussels Nine Mile beach West Coast

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  Stephen is always out and about with the camera – and Jan is usually his faithfully camera assistant.  Breakers is rated #1 on Tripadvisor for this area.  Check out their other blog postings or activities for ideas on things to see and do on the West Coast.

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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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11 Responses to Introducing the Locals on the Nine Mile Rocks

  1. bulldog says:

    Wow this is absolutely beautiful photos… so lucky to get next to nature like that…

  2. Lovely, I’ve never seen starfish on a beach, I saw jellyfish once in Rhyl North Wales. Fabulous pictures is the mist natural or added by you?
    Best wishes
    Charlotte

    • coastingnz says:

      Hi Charlotte. It is neat seeing the starfish – there are always some out on “our” rocks but it depends on the tides as to whether we can see them. Stephen my husband takes all our photos and he does process or alter them – all natural as seen. Just set the exposure of the camera but otherwise it all does the work – no photoshopping in our household 🙂

  3. Sirapa Atikomchakorn says:

    Wow! That’s really amazing! Nice pictures!
    Is it possible to see them at the end of October? I’m visiting there this October-November 🙂
    Thank you,
    Sirapa.

    • coastingnz says:

      Hi Sirapa – starfish and mussels are always there but it is tide dependent – you need the low tides and good low tides so just check Greymouth tides for thee time you’ll be in the area and it will let you know tides and best times for viewing. Cheers Jan

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