Baylys Beach drive (B8)

Driving on Baylys Beach…south to Glinks Gully or north to Maunganui Bluff.

GPS: -35.950772 173.741094

Baylys Beach Overview 1

Baylys Beach Overview 1

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The hard-packed wetsand gully onto Baylys Beach

The hard-packed wetsand gully onto Baylys Beach

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The hard-packed wetsand gully onto Baylys Beach

The hard-packed wetsand gully onto Baylys Beach

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A beach waterfall south of Baylys Beach on the way to Glinks Gully

A beach waterfall south of Baylys Beach on the way to Glinks Gully

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Glinks Gully with its steep paved ramp right onto the hard-packed wetsands

Glinks Gully with its steep paved ramp right onto the hard-packed wetsands

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Sweet as, cheap as campground at Glinks Gully...with an epic sunset view over Baylys Beach!

Sweet as, cheap as campground at Glinks Gully…with an epic sunset view over Baylys Beach!

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Glinks Gully campground

Glinks Gully campground

The price is $8 per adult, or $16 for a couple…for non-powered.

Heading north from Baylys Beach you'll find more rocks blocking the way

Heading north from Baylys Beach you’ll find more rocks blocking the way

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A sand landslide---cool!

A sand landslide—cool!

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An occasional rusting hulk of a car ecorating the beach. Did you bring any wood planks in case you dig your tires in?

An occasional rusting hulk of a car ecorating the beach. Did you bring any wood planks in case you dig your tires in?

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Excellent sand patterns at the occasional cliff waterfalls along Baylys Beach

Excellent sand patterns at the occasional cliff waterfalls along Baylys Beach

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This is the waterfall marking where the DoC track comes in from the Kai-Iwi Lakes. This is exactly 21km north of the Baylys Beach gully ramp.

This is the waterfall marking where the DoC track comes in from the Kai-Iwi Lakes. This is exactly 21km north of the Baylys Beach gully ramp.

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I've gotten myself stuck too. Yikes the tide was coming hard...digdigdig!

I’ve gotten myself stuck too. Yikes the tide was coming hard…digdigdig!

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The four wood planks that saved my ass

The four wood planks that saved my ass

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Where I had just escaped from...the tide had already washed over it--I JUST made it out!

Where I had just escaped from…the tide had already washed over it–I JUST made it out!

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Where I camped that night on a hard-packed wetsand terrace at a stream mouth

Where I camped that night on a hard-packed wetsand terrace at a stream mouth

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How many beers I rank that night, happy that my van lived to see another NZ Frenzy day!

How many beers I rank that night, happy that my van lived to see another NZ Frenzy day!

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