Continuing on the journey. . .
Oakura is a popular Taranaki beach—a lovely sandy beach.
Back Beach is another favourite of the locals. It’s not too far out of town—right on the outskirts of New Plymouth.
Back Beach had a number of car parks you could stop in that had views over the beach.
We slowly worked our way down.
I tried out the panorama view on my camera for the first time. The beach is not really “bent” like this. I’m wondering if perhaps I tried to fit too much in. The view was fabulous though, and individual pictures just didn’t seem to do it justice.
Then we arrived at the actual beach.
Lucy liked this beach best. She got to run free!
A lot of other dogs and their people were down here enjoying the freedom.
Still a fresh breeze, but she’s tough.
Moving on . . . next we pulled off just near the breakwater and looked back towards the port. Ngamotu Beach is off to the left.
The Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park was behind us, overlooking the sea. Amazing views, no doubt, but we didn’t go up there.
Next stop, (and the last), Fitzroy Beach.
Another beach that is popular with the locals.
Looking back at East End with Paritutu in the background.
Lots of people enjoying the windy conditions.
And that was it! Time to head home . . . (the map below shows where the beaches are)