Late yesterday afternoon, Meg and I visited the best beach EVER I have seen. Three Sisters Beach, on the Taranaki west coast of North Island, NZ, lies an hour’s drive north of New Plymouth. It is accessible only at low tide. To get there, you walk/wade down the Tongaparutu river. The earlier you leave ahead of low tide, the deeper the water, as you can see by the pictures of Meg.
And, there is a most excellent motel about fifteen minutes north of here, the Mokau Motel, one the best you will find anywhere. It overlooks the Mokau River and the ocean, and Mt Taranaki. The facilities are equally suberb!