Purakaunui Beach can be accessed either from from Moputahi Beach, just over the small saddle, or by road off blueskin road and through Osbourne. There is a carpark about 1km from the beach but the road does go all the way to the beach but is rough.

The beach is quite beautiful too, backed by low sand dunes and vegetation with a pine forest behind. It is popular with surfie dudes and dudettes but they seem to be happy with naturists. At the east end of the beach you are almost at Purakaunui village, but a deep channel into the inlet gets in the way.

   

The Beaches of Blueskin Bay