Autumn Evening Beach Walks


March is a wonderful month to visit New Zealand and the West Coast.

Nine Mile beach Greymouth

Often we can be getting some of our most consistent nice weather – cool mornings but soon warming once the sun comes out and staying warm right until the sun goes down at the end of the day.

evening beach walk nine mile beach greymouth

Perfect for early evening walks along the beach.

Waves Nine Mile beach Greymouth

The different tides make it a different walk each evening moving the sand, stones and driftwood and of course exactly where we can walk – or run as the case may be with the incoming tides.

Nine Mile beach evening tide

All in good fun although Mr Photographer gets mighty close sometimes with Mother Nature trying her hardest to get him wet.Β  Warm evenings though doesn’t really matter as the water is reasonably warm still too.

Ziggy and Nico enjoying an evening beach run

The dogs love their evening beach walks, especially Nico as it is a little cooler than the midday sun and with his thick coat makes it more bearable for him and we even get him running on occasions.

walk on Nine Mile beach Greymouth

Love this shot though – looks like someone shrunk him lolΒ  Should read those washing instructions more carefully in future…….

sunset off Rapahoe beach

Gorgeous days lead to gorgeous evenings which leads to well gorgeous sunsets of course!

Sunset reflections Nine Mile beach

Been some rippers lately.Β  All in all I’d say March is a great time to visit the West Coast, but then again anytime is a good time πŸ™‚

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.Β  Together with their faithful friends the family dogs, Nico and Ziggy, they enjoy getting out and exploring the many wonders that are the West Coast of the Southern Alps.

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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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10 Responses to Autumn Evening Beach Walks

  1. Will and Eko says:

    If you can’t find serenity in a place like that, I don’t know where you look. Beautiful shots.

  2. Pam says:

    I so wish more people would choose to visit New Zealand between the months of March and May. The most settled weather to be had in many parts of the Country. Jan every I see your solitary figure walking along your wild and beautiful West Coast beach, yearn to be back there again.

    • coastingnz says:

      It is a great time – not just the weather but less people at all the “hot” spots too. You know you are welcome here anytime – anytime at all! πŸ™‚

  3. bulldog says:

    Wow what beauty… love the sunsets…
    Sorry about the black caps… I don’t think there was a single South African that wasn’t shouting for your team…

    • coastingnz says:

      Thanks on both accounts Bulldog. Shame yes re Black Caps but it would have been a fairy-tale ending in reality. They have done great things for NZ and for the game of cricket – renewing enthusiasm for the game especially in our young people – the future generations.

  4. Tinakm says:

    wow wow wow that sunset! Don’t you just love visiting the beach when no one else is there?

    • coastingnz says:

      March certainly does bring out some doesy sunsets here on the West Coast. Most definitely love having them to ourselves more often than not too πŸ™‚ An advantage of the West Coast – huge expanse of land/sea and hardly any population.

  5. Jane says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous shots again. Sitting here sighing and oohing and aahing over this collection once again! thanks for the tip on the best time to visit. πŸ™‚

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