Karamea Beach

Karamea Beach

The hamlet of Karamea has camping and motel facilities, plus a couple of restaurants, a grocery shop and a cafe, so it is easy to stay for a while. But the best thing is the nearby Karamea Beach, ten kilometres of white sand.

Access is off State Highway 67 – continue straight onto Aerodome Road and straight again onto Flagstaff Road. Follow Flagstaff to the end and you will be at the coast.

According to the official New Zealand map, it has no name, even though it is about ten km of sand and surf! The pics were taken at New Year, and there was only one other couple around. Also, unlike so much of the West Coast, there were no sandflies!

Sunset is a particularly pretty time to visit.

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