A Winter Beach Walk – 8 Mile Beach

8 mile beach towards Rapahoe and rockpools

ooh hard to beat a walk on the beach with the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky

rocky boulders on 8 mile beach walk

yes this is winter on the West Coast and it is beautiful!

8 mile beach with views to 12 apostles

We’ve ventured just down the road to the 8 mile beach.  So lucky here on the West Coast – nearly 500kms of coastline so plenty of beaches to choose from.  For us we don’t need to venture too far from home to get to a completely different beach – well different looking anyway.

driftwood on the beach 8 mile beach walk

It’s been a while since we’ve visited the 8 mile beach and it is so completely different to the last time we were here.  There were so big storms creating big seas throughout June and you can really see with the scouring into the vegetation and cliff behind us.

Nico and Jan enjoying 8 mile beach walk

As always the boys are happy to be wandering the beach line and they always love heading out onto the rocks – be it here at the 8 mile or at home at 9 mile.

Ziggy searching for treasure 8 mile beach

Jan and Nico enjoying the views 8 mile beach walk

Ziggy does his usual “fishing” in the rock pools and Nico is happy just plodding along with Mum.

Jan and Nico 8 mile beach with green moss behind

With a final pose with the boss amongst the rocks and the velvet green moss it is time to head back home and have a lie in the sunshine – well for the four-legged amongst anyway…..

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  Named one of the 10 ten coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet it is a lovely drive with numerous beaches to explore.

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 A Winter Beach Walk – 8 Mile Beach

  1. bulldog says:

    You know your denims are torn? Looks a great place to walk


    • coastingnz says:

      It is beautiful Bulldog and we couldn’t believe how much it had changed. We often have to rock-hop around but this time it was super easy. and yes….. I do know and I’m gutted and to top it off every time I put them on I manage to put my toe through the hole and make it bigger! lol Think they might have to go to the denim heaven in the sky.

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  2. Will and Eko says:

    I could barely read this post because I was cracking up at that banner photo of the pups. Great shot.


  3. Winter on the West Coast sure is beautiful, the pups look like they are having a great time.


  4. The green moss looks like an inviting sofa ☺️


  5. joshi daniel says:

    that rock pools are so cool 🙂


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