Nine Mile beach – all Foamed Up

With the storms of late the beach has been awash with foam

beach foam nine mile beach

Makes for interesting walking – do you want to get “all foamed up” or not – if not then careful where you walk.


foaming beach at Nine Mile Great Coast Road

foaming beaches of Great Coast Road

Many people don’t realise that foam is completely natural and certainly no indicator of pollution, in fact quite the opposite. The foam is made up of the protein released from broken up plankton(like egg white) shaken and stirred with water and sea salt.

Nico enjoying a walk on the beach at Nine Mile

Nico our Dalmatian loves it.  Here he is looking oh so regal and enjoying his walk on the beach.  Business as usual he says.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and exploring the many wonders that make up this beautiful part of the West Coast.  Check out their other blog postings for more ideas on things to see and do when you visit the West Coast of the Southern Alps.

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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4 Responses to Nine Mile beach – all Foamed Up

  1. bulldog says:

    I have seen this same foam on our west coast beaches… and always wondered what, why and how its formed… now I know… thank you…


  2. G&B says:

    Lucky that Nico has black spots otherwise you’d lose the big lovable lump in all that foam.


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