Waterfront & Coastline

New Plymouth with is west coast beaches open to the Tasman Sea is a feature of the region which the Taranaki community has embraced.  Its 12.7 kilometres Coastal Walkway, and cycle way, starts from Pioneer Park at Port Taranaki in the south and extends all the way north to Bell Block Beach.  Along the way there are sights and attractions including the Wind Wand, Puke Ariki museum, East End and Fitzroy Surf Clubs, Te Rewa Rewa Bridge and Hickford Park and Velodrome.

And you can't mention west coast beaches in New Zealand without looking into the surfing.  Fitzroy beach is handy to the city and The Devon Hotel and has an awesome beach break for beginners with some excellent barrels when there is an offshore wind.  Further along the coast there are Ahu Ahu, Kumera Patch, Stent Road and Weld Road to name a few.