One of the things about beaches on the southern Hawkes Bay coastline is the relative isolation they enjoy. I say enjoy because the only people you see there are those that want to be there rather being a passing thru destination.
Pourerere Beach is one of these gems and its a inviting place to be with its wide open sandy beach area which at low tide you can drive along but be careful of the soft spots. There is no store facility so you have to be prepared if you are doing a day trip or staying a bit longer. There are freedom camping spots so long as you play by the rules and the park up spots are beachside. Climbing out of your van at sunrise right on a white sandy beach cannot be beat.
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Low tide at sunset makes for some really nice reflections. Named this image ‘Vanishing Point’ as the vechicle lines seem to vanish at the pointed headland.
At low tide there are reflections galore of the surrounding hills and headland with sea gulls for company. Its also a good spot to collect seaweed after a storm if you want some for your garden.Can vouch for that.
The receding tide leaves a run of sand ripples which work to guide the eye towards the dissapearing land scape at the headland. The whole beach is in a big curve and is really safe but everyone should exercise caution when at a unfamiliar beach for any hazards. Really popular for fishing but if you have a boat it would pay to find out where the rock features are when launching and the channel markers.
The northern headland at Pourerere Beach. Was waiting for the late afternoon sun to give a soft sunset colour to the hills of the surrounding farmland and worked well accentuating the ridges. Lengthened the exposure time so to create the impression that the headland was floating on the water. Seemed to have worked ok.
You know when you have a low tide at sunset and calm conditions that some great reflections are on the cards. So wasn’t dissapointed that evening. Made the wait really worthwhile in the end.
A panorama of Pourerere beach near to sunset looking northwards at low tide. Used the warm side light of sunset to highlight the ridges and valleys of the farmland on the other side of the bay. A really tranquil spot.
You cant go past a lone rock at sunset time which takes up its own pool of water which reflects the sunset sky. Also loved the sand patterns guiding the eye towards the rock feature. Nature is the best landscape gardener.