A secluded, distant and beautiful beach with foot prints of only animals around. This is not a beach you can just drive up to and jump onto the sand.
You have a 30 minute drive and another 20 minute walk to get to the sand on this guy. If you want to get to the shipwreck you better plan another half hour in walking.
The steamship SS Victory departed Port Chalmers bound for Melbourne at 4:30 pm on 3 July 1861, carrying passengers, mail and cargo.
It ran aground at the southern end of the beach at about 6 pm, seven minutes after chief mate George Hand took charge of the ship. Captain James Toogood ran the engines full astern for around 90 minutes, but the ship was embedded in 6–7 feet of sand, so the passengers and mail were unloaded.
Hand was found guilty of being intoxicated and in neglect of duty, and sentenced to serve three months hard labor on 20 July; the court also criticized the captain. On 24 July and the following day the ship's cargo, equipment and hull were auctioned off on the beach, recovering around £1,900 from an estimated value of £25,000.