The Beach Store

From shipwrecks to Kiwiana, ocean-going ships to the Hamilton jet, New Zealanders have ties to the ocean like few other nations on earth. Marvel at our displays of maritime disaster and triumph, a typical 1950s beach bach and shop, border protection, the progression to modern methods of navigation and fishing, and even icons of our sporting prowess, including the gold-medal winning eight-man skiff from the Munich Olympics and the successful trans Atlantic row boat used by Rob Hamill and the late Phil Stubbs. Kiwis and the Coast is a tribute to New Zealanders’ love of the ocean – past, present and future.