As a Marriage Celebrant, this beach at the southern end is a great place for a wedding, a 3pm wedding time is good for the sun etc, however parking can be tight,plenty of room and photos turn out so good with the white sand and cliffs as a background.
As for a beach it is very good, as cafes near by easy to get to by bus from downtown (good service) can walk from downtown easy flat walk, would take an hour, by car 20 minutes but parking can be tight. low to high tide this beach is good, safe for children, right by the road so can hear the traffic at times, southern end is not so busy.
Once one had to travel here by ferry but the old wharf site can still be found near middle of the beach
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