The Monaco Loop

  • Nelson
  • Walks & Hikes

The Monaco Peninsula, which is home to a small village community, is the perfect seaside destination for a short stroll.

Quaint beachfront properties, boutique art studios and boats rocking to the ebb and flow of the tide characterise the village, whilst a beachside book exchange and a buoyant picnic table enthral those exploring the area. In the 1950’s, residents used to plan their days entirely around the tides and although there is now a high tide road, the area retains its old school charm.

During summer, you’ll see children swimming at the jetty or reeling in a fish, whilst winter usually brings out the scarves and gloves as evening walkers watch the sun set behind the Western Ranges.

How to get there: The Monaco Peninsula is located on Point Road at the end of Songer Street in Stoke.

Photo credit: www.nelsontasman.nz.

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