Take SH60 for ca 7 km north from Takaka, then turn right down Patons Rock Road. Park in small reserve beside the beach.
A wide and tranquil sandy bay, backed by a pleasant picnic area and a quiet settlement of small baches. How far you can walk depends on the state of the tide, and whether you mind getting your feet wet when crossing the stream. But it's all great dog-play space. Note that restrictions apply in front of the settlement between 1st December and last day of February.
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