We had another fabulous summer 2012 at the beach this year. There are three more houses completed and new families camping and enjoying this small beach community. New Year races for everyone and the annual New Year fishing competion were a great success thanks to Heather and her helpers. The wine flows and the BBQ's are endless with the best seafood imagineable, and once again summer at Shoal Bay was great.
Hawke's Bay's east coast is famous for it's beautiful sandy beaches and hot summers. If you are a keen diver there is a fantastic marine reserve 100m from the residential area where pack horse crayfish, kina, paua, octopus, and other marine life flourish.
There is surfing and on other days it's like a mill pond, ideal for water skiing and biscuiting. In the evenings the bay is usually calm, so if you are into wakeboarding, the bay makes a unique area for the east coast where you can water ski 'til dusk. Long walks down the beach, exploring the rock pools, swimming, bird watching, and relaxing on the beach are the simple things your can enjoy at Shoal Beach.