Pink Beach is a destination I had somehow missed until last week. We have set out many times along the Tiritiri track in the general direction, but it’s only accessible at low tide. This time we checked the Auckland tide tables and planned around them.
Starting from the Shakespear Park campground we climbed, then passed through a paddock filled with adorable, bouncing baby lambs. Next came the cows and a quick exit over the electric fence, then finally . . .
From here we had two options, to climb back up the steps and return to the Tiritiri track or to walk along the coast back to Te Haruhi Bay and the campground. Again, this is a low tide option only. We took the fabulous coastal walk, with some incredible rock formations. Photos coming next week.
I think it’s worth the hike to finally see Pink Beach, even if I don’t know how it got its name.
Do you prefer the natural Pink Beach or the colorized version? Are you wondering why it’s called Pink Beach . . . so am I.
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This post is also linked to BeThere2Day for Wordless Wednesday on Tuesday, Our World Tuesdays, Wednesdays Around the World at Photographing New Zealand, and Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.