We stayed at the Beachview Motel in Rapahoe, just outside Greymouth. The owner checked us in efficiently and our studio was spacious and clean. We asked the owner for suggestions for a restaurant for dinner and she suggested that we walk down to the beach and follow it to the Ferry Hotel. We did that and we walked into a cozy setting. A fireplace crackled as the locals enjoyed a beverage and we thought that it was going to be "too local". Anything but!! We were warmly welcomed by everyone and struck up conversations with locals Chris and Cliff and others. The meal was great and we didn't want to leave!