Saturday, 16 November 2013

Waipatiki Beach

One of the lovely things about living in the Hawkes Bay, is come Summer the place turns into somewhat of a playground. We’ve visited Waimarama, Ocean Beach and various other waterfalls and lovely river spots;  but, in our almost 3 years living here we had never visited Waipataki Beach (situated about 20km North of Napier).

Today, we decided we would. (And I’m so glad we did!)

I couldn’t decide which photos to share with you, so I decided to share ALL OF THEM – (no just kidding there are heaps more!)


It was Pipi’s first visit to the beach and she enjoyed the sand between her toes, and tried to eat it (as babies do), she also had a little paddle and didn’t know what to make of the crashing waves.

Isabelle on the other hand LOVED the waves and really didn’t want to leave – she’s such a water baby.

The favourite part of the beach for Noah is always about finding treasures and building sandcastles. This time, since someone had helpfully left us this awesome driftwood hut, Noah set about finding more wood to add to it and also bought me this collection of treasures, plus a feather.

On the way home, we saw this sign selling ‘real fruit icecreams’ – so of course we HAD to stop (Andrew says we should make a rule in Summer that when we signs selling them, we have to stop, could get dangerous!)


Thank goodness for wet wipes!

Such happy memories!

Have you done anything fun/ discovered any new cool spots this weekend?

Jenny x


Miriam said...

we lived in westshore for the first 4 years of our marriage and used to visit waipatiki SO often x

Daisie Kuypers said...


thingsforboys said...

what a beautiful place!