Tahunanui in Nelson's most popular beach. It's close to town and popular with swimmers, stand up paddle boarders and kite surfers. There are also lots of other facilities for families and holidaymakers.
Rabbit Island Beach
Rabbit Island has a big recreational area with BBQs and has one of the best beaches to swim and relax. It's a big beach where you can always find a quiet place if want to avoid crowds.
One of the most scenic beaches in the region with crystal clear water and very popular with families.
Cable Bay has a sheltered pebble beach and is located about 20km north-east of Nelson. Swimming, Snorkeling, Kayaking and the walkway are popular activities here.
Split Apple Rock
Split Apple Rock is a large apple shaped boulder that is split in half, sitting in shallow water on a beautiful beach.