Spring Beach Walk – Great Coast Road, West Coast

great coast road and tasman sea

Nothing like a walk on the beach to blow out the cobwebs.  The thing that I love about the beaches on the West Coast – each one is so different and our latest walk was no exception.

incoming tide great coast road beach walk

Heading slightly north from home to park up at the “17 mile” on the Great Coast Road.

sandy beach great coast road and tasman sea

eroding shoreline Great Coast Road West Coast

Beautiful day with clearings skies but with some sea mist to the south adding to the atmosphere.

dogs enjoying beach walk great coast road

The boys are happy – this is a gorgeous sandy beach, in fact Stephen and I say to each other “where have all the pebbles gone!” – oh I know, they’re on our beach lol

boulders to bank great coast road beach walk

It is still quite bouldery (is that a word? – is now) on the shoreline and pockets of washed up driftwood but the beach itself is sand, sand, sand.

walk along sandy beach great coast road

We’re just walking – as far as we can before we decide to turn around again.  Such a gorgeous afternoon why not eh!

views great coast road and tasman sea

Ziggy in the creek great coast road beach walk

There is the occasional little creek crossing to negotiate but Ziggy is more interested in doing a spot of fishing when he can – one day, just maybe one day, he’ll bring us home our dinner…….

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  Together with their faithful friends Nico and Ziggy, their two dogs, they enjoy getting out and about and exploring the West Coast.

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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4 Responses to Spring Beach Walk – Great Coast Road, West Coast

  1. Pam says:

    Where else in the world can you get a beach to yourself? This is such a rarity in many other parts of the globe. What a lovely way to rejuvenate each day.


  2. Jane says:

    Always so, so beautiful! I may not comment often these days, but I always enjoy your pics. I just feel like I’d be repeating the same things! I want to visit NZ desperately. Thanks! 🙂


    • coastingnz says:

      Thanks Jane – always look forward to your comments. I struggle to blog sometimes as feel I am repeating myself lol. I’m sure you’ll get here one day but I’ll do my best to help keep your dream alive in the meantime with our photos.


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