Gooseberry Flat & Pa Beach


Gooseberry is a favourite for families. This white sand beach is located right in the heart of Tryphena Harbour at the bottom of Blackwell drive and just around the corner from Stonewall village.

Pa Beach is tucked away just below Stonewall village, fringed with draping Pohutakawa trees othering shade and a great place to explore for kids, with many small dinghies belonging to locals lining the high tide mark.

Between Gooseberry Flat and Pa beach is a beautiful headland, with very unique and beautiful purple stone, covered with more towering Pohutakawa trees. At low tide you can walk around the headland between the two beaches and take a look at the purple caves. Where sand bars have formed on the beach you’ll find warm pools of water that sit in the sun. Whilst the tide goes out these spots are the perfect place to take small kids to splash around.

Photo credit: Carol Comer

Points of Interest

Purple caves
Walkway over to Mulberry Grove at Southern end

Taonga (Flora & Fauna)

Mangroves at the southern end
Oyster catchers
Blue penguins

Boat Ramp
Located on Pa Beach and infront of Tipi & Bobs waterfront lodge
Dog Rules
Dogs allowed off a leash up on Gooseberry Flat, up to the headland at the North and playground to the South
Fresh Water
Ask to refill your bottle at the local cafe or pub
Long drop by Pa Beach