Seriously Charleston Rocks….. in every way. Great rocky outcrops and it is a totally cool place – it really rocks!
You could easily drive through Charleston without knowing it is even by the sea. Apart from a street sign for Princess Street and under it another sign saying “Constant Bay” – doesn’t really tell you much. Passing through….. take that turn and have a look for yourself, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Constant Bay is actually four little bays meandering in and out of a fabulous rocky outcrop. There is a nice picnic/camping area and a walk “loop track” only 15 minutes and it really packs a punch – especially with a big swell. You’ll get crashing waves and the water spewing up in the air and over the rocks.
Can be quite mesmerizing – particularly if there is a photographer amongst you…… so much to see and constantly changing – perhaps the next swell will be the big one. And there are blowholes – another hidden gem.
Driving through Charleston it looks like such a small nondescript little village, yet it is so much more if you just take your time and look. Don’t judge a book by its cover you never know what you might find inside.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. Rated #1 on Tripadvisor they enjoy getting out and about and exploring the many wonders of the West Coast and sharing their experiences and advice with their guests.