Tag Archives: west coast beaches

Fat Biking Rapahoe Beach, Great Coast Road

There are lots of great mountain biking opportunities on the West Coast and with the right bike that includes mile after mile of pristine beaches. What’s that song Freddy sings “fat bottom girls you make this rock’n world go round” … Continue reading

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Winter Sunset walk Bruce Bay to Jacobs River

Climb every mountain, swim every sea…… well ok so we’re not going to be doing that but we love seeing our mountains and definitely aim to walk as many beaches along the West Coast as we possibly can. Bruce Bay … Continue reading

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Sunset Beach walk – Rapahoe Beach

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

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Bruce Bay, South Westland, West Coast of the Southern Alps

With a recent trip away to Central Otago and coming home a day earlier than planned we broke our drive up with a night at the beautiful Bruce Bay in South Westland. Did a short stop on the edge of … Continue reading

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Bush to Beach – Mananui Bush Walk

One of the things I love about the West Coast (and it seems to be an ever-growing list) is that one minute you’re walking through beautiful native forest and the next along a gorgeous beach – with not a single … Continue reading

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Stormy Beach Walk

If it is possible for a beach to be both incredibly scary yet incredibly beautiful at the same time then today was that day. Taking advantage of a break in the stormy weather and being mindful of having two very … Continue reading

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Millerton – a Mountain of History

One of the great things about NZ summers is our long evenings. Stephen and I were taking a little break from the B&B and had headed north to Granity in Buller Bay on the West Coast for a couple of … Continue reading

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Sunset over the Tasman Sea

We’re all going on a summer holiday No more working for a week or two Fun and laughter on our summer holiday No more worries for me or you For a week or two We’re going where the sun shines … Continue reading

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An Afternoon Walk on the Beach with the Dogs

Always nice to head down to the beach for a leg stretch.  Living beachfront and having direct access to the beach is a definite advantage.  Even when you can’t really be bothered getting out the beach is right there calling … Continue reading

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Sunset on the Rocks at 8 Mile

Watch out!  Whish, whish, in comes the water…….. trust me honey Stephen says, I’ll look after you! We’re out on the rocks at 8 mile tonight – taking a walk to capture the sunset.  Normally you can walk from our … Continue reading

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