A stunning ocean surf beach, a delight for surfers, swimmers, kayaker's, paddle boarders, boogie boarders, sun bathers, beachcombers, old and young alike. Over summer the beach is well patrolled with surf life savers, it is best when possible to swim between the flags.
Get your heart rate up with a bit of a climb up Mt Paku. Various routes from the ocean beach or the esplanade, lead you to panoramic views from the summit (179m) or for an easier option, park at the car park next to the kids playground and to follow the signs to the summit and walk from there for about 10 minutes each way.
The Pepe Harbour really sits right in the heart of Tairua and is able to be enjoyed in so many ways. The playground and BBQ area is a great place for the whole family to hang out, eat and icecream, take on the challenges of the playground, eat a package of fish and chips or cook up some sausages on the free BBQ. The water is a great place to take a dip, kayak and paddle board or when the tide is out take a walk out onto the mudflats.
For those brave enough, jumping off the Pepe Bridge is an iconic experience. Please note this is safe at high tide only.
The Pepe Loop Walk is a lovely gentle walk around the edge of the estuary and over the golf course.