12 Mile Beach Amble


12 mile beach stone stacking

You fill up my senses like a night in a forest, like a mountain in springtime like a walk in the rain, like a storm in the desert like a sleepy blue ocean – you fill up my senses come fill me again (thanks John Denver)

old building on the beach

Talking a walk around here definitely fills the senses – be it a walk in the forest or along the beach.  The smells, the sights and breathing in that fresh air – sensory overload.

12 mile beach and hamlet

We finished our day recently with a lovely amble along the 12 mile beach – just along from home but completely different to our beach at 9 mile.  One of the many things I love about the West Coast – miles and miles of coastline but all so different.

stone stacking 12 mile beach

Tide was heading out but it had been a week of really high high tides with not particularly low tides in comparison so we had to be careful of the odd incoming wave. Stephen used the time to get a little “arty”.

12 mile beach on the rocks

The boys were loving the beach amble too and getting out onto the rocks is always a favourite for them – Nico chomps away on the mussels while Ziggy does a spot of rock pool fishing.

12 mile beach tidal pools

There were some fabulous cloud formations and you could see a storm was brewing in the south and heading our way.  I think we might be in for a stormy night but it was nice to be enjoying the last of the day’s sunshine and catch the sun setting in the Tasman Sea.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and about with their two faithful friends Nico and Ziggy and enjoying this beautiful region they are lucky enough to call home.

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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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14 Responses to 12 Mile Beach Amble

  1. joshi daniel says:

    as usual so beautiful and liked the dark tones 🙂

  2. bulldog says:

    Love the photos… what a beautiful place…

  3. Jane says:

    What can I say that’s different? I’m going to have to say my usual things again as it’s true. Gorgeous shots of a gorgeous part of the world! 🙂

    • coastingnz says:

      ha-ha – that’s ok. I struggle to write my blogs sometimes – same old same old but agree it is just so beautiful it’s a shame not to share (no bias at all lol)

  4. I’d call Steve’s arty a duck (trail sign) and try to follow it. 🙂

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