This is a striking piece of coastline crowned with a rugged lighthouse, the landscape has changed dramatically in the last few years, and is now more accessible.
An unmarked route follows the beach from the eastern end of the Marfells Beach camping area around to Cape Campbell, the southernmost extreme of Cook Strait.
The East Coast is a hot spot of New Zealands Biodiversity, and Cape Campbell hold a unique assemblage of species on it's shores. Fur seals use the beaches and headlands for pupping and basking. Many sea birds have nesting colonies on the cape and it is a known migration route. With the ease of access, it is important to protect this landscape and wildlife and remember the Tiaki Promise.
The turn-off to Marfells Beach is 36 km south of Blenheim via State Highway 1. The beach is a further 8 km down Marfells Road.