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Bay Crest Motor Lodge
87 Golf Road


Bay Crest Motor Lodge in Nelson is just a 5 minute walk from Tahunanui beach, Nelson’s most famous and most frequented beach. It is wonderful for swimming and is also popular among joggers, walkers, windsurfers and everyday sun seekers.

Beaches in Nelson

Tahunanui, which is just one of several beautiful Nelson beaches, boasts many amenities, including the skate park, children’s playgrounds, BMX track, model railway, roller skating rink, Natureland Zoo, tennis courts and mini golf.

If you’re prepared to drive to find the best beaches close to Nelson then there’s plenty in store for you in the Abel Tasman region. Approximately 1 hour from Nelson is Kaiteriteri Beach, regarded as one of the most family-friendly and beautiful golden sand beaches in New Zealand.