Beach Meander – Great Coast Road


Love meandering along the beach and with the Great Coast Road at our doorstep, we have plenty of beaches to choose from.

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Latest little meander was around the 14 mile beach – aptly named as it is around 14 miles from Greymouth.  It actually harks back to the gold mining days of the late 1800s – 14 clicks from nearest town to lodge your gold claim – or so I’m told.  Sounds good eh.

We had a picture perfect afternoon – yep another one.  Seem to get quite a few of them really – especially given the ratty forecasts and despite the West Coast’s reputation.  We like to say it is just because non-coasters are jealous of where we live – and hey look at the photos – proof is in the pudding so to speak.

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The colours in the sky are a palette of pastel – pale pink and blue hues and wispy clouds make for a great skyline.

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The views to the south – the expanse of the Southern Alps and Mt Cook just showing her face in the far foreground are a sight we never tire of.  I think even the boys enjoy it – I’m sure they know just how lucky they are living in this little slice of paradise……

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We sure do.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  Taking a drive it is easy to see why it was named one of the top ten coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet.  No bias here.

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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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