Rapahoe beach provides an excellent location for surfing, swimming, fishing and walking when the conditions are suitable. The spot is a favourite with locals and visitors of the area in the summer months.
The spot is a favourite with locals and visitors of the area in the summer months. There is a camping ground on the beach, but few other public facilities and little parking space available. The beach is patrolled by volunteer lifeguards during the weekends of the summer months.
Go for a stroll
From the car park you'll see the starting point to the incredible Point Elizabeth Walkway which takes you along the ridge of the mountain overlooking the beautiful landscape around Rapahoe beach.
You may decide to walk just a short distance to check out the sights before turning around, or walk the entire track (around 5.5 kms one way) ending in Cobden.
Things to Know
Rapahoe Beach is patrolled during the weekends in summer.
Excellent for swimming, fishing and sightseeing.
Usually quite secluded
Rapahoe beach is located 10 minutes drive north of Greymouth via Runanga.