St Clair Beach - The Western side of Ocean Beach
A beach with an iconic view. If you haven't gone down and taken that picture of the St Clair Poles sticking out of the water facing White Island, you better hurry. These sticks have had a rough life since being installed in 1904 to slow down the erosion of the slowly disappearing dunes. In 2015 a massive storm hit the coast and knocked most of the poles over. Go now before they are all gone. The beach is also famous for a surf break and having the oldest salt water public pool in New Zealand.