Access to the beach is easy from just near the bridge over 13 Mile Creek & then walk south along the beach for 15 to 20mins
Motukiekie Rocks beach! Once there, the situation can also be quite dangerous. Being surrounded by vertical sea-cliffs, the high tide rises 3m (10ft) extremely rapidly. So you only have an hour each side of low tide to get in and get out before the beach is swallowed up. No mucking around for this one.
But as you can see, the reward was worth it! The beach is scattered with starfish colonies that live in reef trenches, with sea stacks scattering by the dozens up and down the coast line. Simply amazing! This place has now taken my #1 seascape location.
Also lucky for me, the low tide happen to align directly with sunset. The light gods were with me that evening. And oh boy what a sunset it was!