Sunset Beach walk – Rapahoe Beach

Remember that 500 kms of coastline I mentioned in an earlier blog………

sunset sillouette rapahoe beach

This time we are at 7 mile beach or better known locally as Rapahoe beach, just 2 miles south of us. This is possibly the boys favourite beach, ok one of the boys favourite beaches – they are rather spoiled for choice. They enjoy the Rapahoe beach as it is usually really sandy so I guess that feeling under foot is the same as for us with sand between our toes – delicious!

sunset on rapahoe beach and a walk with the dogs

We headed here for a sunset walk – why – well just because  we can really. Friends described it as taking a walk on our front lawn and they are right when you live with beaches so close to you – 2 miles in either direction just has to be counted as all part of the front lawn – and not a bad front lawn it is either 🙂

sunset rapahoe beach and meeting new friends

There were others with the same thought as us and making the most of the great conditions.

all smiles on the beach at Rapahoe

Smiles all round for both humans and dogs – how could you not smile on such a beautiful evening.

rapahoe colours on the beach in the sunset

Bit of cloud around making for some dramatic skies and once the sun actually went down the colours that came through were magnificent, lots of yellows, orange and purples.  Reminded us as to why we like to come down here on sunset – get the great colours reflecting in the sandy water too – double whammy!

sunset rapahoe beach in the night light

Conscious of the big black clouds looming we didn’t venture right to the end this time around but slowly made our way back along the beach.

rapahoe in the moonlight Was nice to see the lights of Rapahoe popping on around the little village – again all adding to the atmosphere of the night.

7 mile creek in the moonlight rapahoe beach

The boys and I made a bee-line for the car while Stephen stayed until dark to get some photos of the 7 mile creek in the moon light. Another lovely evening walk on the beach – sunset walk at Rapahoe beach.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  Together with their two faithful dogs Nico and Ziggy, they enjoy getting out and about and making the most of this beautiful region they are lucky enough 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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10 Responses to Sunset Beach walk – Rapahoe Beach

  1. Wow. What gorgeous photos. I’m jealous of your “front lawn.”


  2. Will and Eko says:

    Well that certainly beats an evening walk around the block! What a great way to end the day.


  3. Pam says:

    One of the best front lawns in the world Jan!


  4. Dayna says:

    I love the ones with the three dogs – they’re having a great time! And the top photo in orangey-gold is fantastic! Every time I read a post of yours I think “I must get back there!”. Thanks again for sharing. 😊


  5. G & B says:

    Great front lawn …………. no need to mow it !!!!!!


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