Also known as Murdering Beach. This is the classic naturist beach in the area. Accessed from Heyward Point road which is off Purakanui Road. The access is down a fairly steep good weather only road. It is very private.

Pull out the slide on the left for an old (1939) article about Whareakeake.

   

Whareakeake  

   

The story of Murdering Beach

The Story of …Murdering Beach A PAKEHA-MAORI ENCOUNTER NEAR DUNEDIN IN 1817

Tales of stirring adventure among the Maoris in that romantic era of our early history, the sealing and whaling days, give us glimpses of tragic and picturesque scenes which are fast fading away.

Tradition handed down through generations of Maoris tells stories of massacres, battles, and tragedies on the Otago Coast. Some tell of fights with the pakeha many years ago. Much of this tradition is very scanty, but fortunately we sometimes find a full account of the event written down by the captain of a vessel in his log or elsewhere. Such is the case in the story of the dreadful encounter at Murdering Beach 122 years ago.

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