In the past you may not have thought to build at Pukehina Beach, so here’s my take on this quiet and beautiful part of the Bay of Plenty.
I really love this place! And yet I only truly discovered it last year. It would not surprise me if most of you have never been for a drive to check it out. But I absolutely encourage you to do so.
Pukehina Beach, in the sunny East Coast of the Bay of Plenty, is a small friendly community, along six kilometers of north east facing magical coastline. Sandy white surf beaches with crystal clear and clean waters, beautifully kept and protected sand dunes, an estuary sanctuary safe for toddlers and young children, beautiful parks and reserves and thriving rural farms extending out into surrounding communities.
People choose to live and holiday here because of its uncrowded and secluded scenic beauty, outdoor pursuits, activities and relaxed lifestyle, all in a convenient location.
Build at Pukehina Beach an Option
To build at Pukehina Beach is a very cost effective option. From finding the ideal section and then customising your house design, it can all be managed by Build7.
So why do I love this place? Pukehina Beach provides the ultimate kiwi beach lifestyle. I am an avid fisher woman, and here you can surfcast, use a contiki, fish in the estuary, take a boat out through the bar for sea fishing, flounder fish and so much more. Let alone all the other water sports you can do here too – stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, surfing, waterskiing, windsurfing, kitesailing, and of course – swimming.
If you are lucky enough you may even catch a glimpse out at sea of the visiting dolphins, orcas, sea lions and more. There are spectacular views from the beach looking out to Motiti and White Island, or across to little Waihi from the estuary. There is abundant wildlife including dotterels and oyster catchers, herons, ducks, geese, tui, kingfisher and shags found in and around the estuary.
With its quad bike access to the beach, tennis courts, BMX track, playgrounds and facilities, historical sites, local fishing and surf lifesaving clubs, bar, café, dairy and icecream parlour, there is no shortage of fun for the whole family and friends. There is even a campground located at the south-eastern end of the beach.
For those of you now excited to go and check it out – Pukehina Beach is located 25 km east of Te Puke (the Kiwifruit capital of New Zealand), 47km east of Mt Maunganui, and 50 km from Tauranga, 64 km north of Rotorua and 62 km west of Whakatane. The relatively new Eastern Link motorway makes this a fast pleasurable drive from Tauranga. There is a bus service to and from Tauranga every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (except public holidays).
Pukehina Beach has been in the spotlight a bit this year – with an article in the NZ Herald on the 1st February.
Would you like to build at Pukehina Beach? If so, get in touch with Build7 Bay of Plenty. Not only are we builders of custom homes in Tauranga, but we cover all areas around the district including Pukehina.
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By Kristen Zaloumis
Owner, Build7 Bay of Plenty.