Motukeikei Beach – a Hidden Wonderland

With the sun shining and cleaning complete it was time to make the most of the gorgeous weather and head to the beach.

cool clouds, cool surf, cool rocks motukeikei beach

Not our beach today but we’re not going far, just the next beach along in fact – Motukeikei.

Motukeikei is a hidden wonderland.  The rock stacks can be seen from the road side above but for some the walkable access is hard to find – unless you know where to look……

moody clouds motukeikei beach

Nope not telling……..

maori cheif head motukeikei rocks walk

This beach is majestic and getting more and more well-known, especially with photographers.  Photographers love to come down and try to get photos of the rock pools and starfish.  For us though there is so much more to see.

beach rocks motukeikei

Our walk today takes us south towards home.   The sheer cliff faces tower above us making us feel very small in comparison.

beach walk with the dogs motukeikei beach

It is nice to let the water lap over our feet as we meander along the beach – a beach of contrasts with sand, rocky outcrops, rock pools, stones, boulders……..

walking in the water motukeikei beach

and even a waterfall

motukeikei waterfall

The dogs love this beach as much as we do – Ziggy in the rock pools trying to find I don’t know what really and Nico following Mum, sniffing this, sniffing that – and I don’t mean I’m sniffing this and sniffing that either!

cliff faces motukeikei beach walk

There is heaps of driftwood washed up on the shoreline and the green moss on the rocks looks like a carpet of velvet.

hole in rock 10 mile motukeikei

Destination reached – the hole in rock and 10 mile creek.  Time to turn around and do it all again in reverse.  A lovely day for a walk on the beach – cool cloud formations, cool surf break, cool rocks formations – another cool West Coast beach.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  Together with their faithful companions Nico and Ziggy they enjoy getting out and about and explore the many wonders that make up this beautiful region they get to call home.


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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6 Responses to Motukeikei Beach – a Hidden Wonderland

  1. Glad you corrected who was doing the sniffing, Mum. 🙂 -Curt

  2. Jane says:

    Stunning! I almost need my sunglasses on, the colours are so vivid! Have a great 2015. 🙂

  3. bulldog says:

    I can’t say enough about this blog… Stephen’s photos are world class and your writing is a close contender…. this has to convert to a coffee table book… it will be a best seller….

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