A small river to the south of the beach opens to the sea.
Sand dunes and native grasses provide a buffer between the beach and the houses and farmland that lies to the west.
A stand of pines trees (which are not native to New Zealand) guard the southern end of the beach.
The small river that is open to the sea is flooded by salt water at high tide forming an inland estuary.
The housing is a mixture of smart looking new builds and older housing.
The ubiquitous southern penchant for planting thick shelter belts of Macrocarpa trees indicates something about the peninsulas weather.
This is a place to enjoy the easy solitude. We'll be back.