A guide to Motukiekie beach

It only took one photo in National Geographic to put this kiwi beach on the map for photographers. Tucked away off highway 6, named the top 10 most beautiful drives in the world by Lonely Planet, Motukiekie Beach is a seascape lover’s dream. The vast, sandy beach is full of reflective tide-pools with 12-legged starfish. The surrounding sea-stacks take abstract formations along the coast. 

What’s most magnificent of all? Everyday the crashing tides swallow this beach whole in the blink of an eye. 

While there are many photos of this scenic spot, there’s not a whole lot of information about it otherwise. This guide to Motukiekie Beach will tell you everything you need to know to plan your visit.