The Bluff Beaches
Description of Ansteys
Ansteys is the most popular beach on the Bluff, as a swimming beach it is not as good as the central beaches. This stretch is fairly rocky. The surf is easy when it’s small to medium, any bigger and it starts to barrel. The paddle out can be a bit of hard work. There are pools for the children to cool off in.
Directions to Ansteys
Travelling along the N2 south bound, take exit 161 – M7/Edwin Swales VC Dr / Queensburgh. Turn left into the M7 (towards the Bluff). Continue along the M7 towards Bluff. At the fork, keep left following the sign M7/M16/Bluff – you are now travelling along Bluff Road. Turn right at the robot into Old Mission Road; there is a signboard that indicates M7/Brighton Beach. At the circle, take the first exit – the signboard shows ‘Beaches’. At the T-junction, turn left into Tara Road. Turn right into Club Drive, then left into Garcin Place, left into Marine Drive and finally right into Anstey Road / Foreshore Drive.
Description of Brighton
This beach is too rocky for swimming; it does however make for a nice stroll. There are pools for you to cool down in. The surf can be good on either a high tide or low tide and has a bit more variety than Ansteys.
Directions to Brighton
Drive as if you are going to Ansteys. When you’re driving past Ansteys, just keep going. At the end of this road, you’ll find Brighton.