Known as Gemstone because the beach is in a constant state of change with the surface changing from sand to stones with the storms and tides. 'Gems' have often been found on the beach, and in the least your fossicking is guaranteed to uncover some very interesting stones.
The Wild Southern ocean feeds magnificent surf on to Orepuki Beach where you can ride some of the best surf NZ has to offer. Winter wetsuit recommended! Also a great beach for Surfcasting.