The Beach Store has a new website, visit us at or see our facebook page.
Our opening hours are still the same:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9.30am – 5.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Phone 04 292 8330, 0274 464 092, 104 The Parade, Paekakariki.


Open all winter!

June 23, 2012

The Beach Store stays open all winter with the same opening hours as summer:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday  9.30 – 5.00,  Sunday  10.00 – 5.00.  04 292 8330

We have joined facebook, check the link!  visit us on facebook

We always have plenty of new stock – Schoc chocolate, Mexican flags, crochet, cookbooks, Niwashi traditional garden tools, Pacific mats, Ingrid Andersen tea towels, Glerups slippers, Tibetan Yak scarves, a great selection of cards and notebooks, kids toys, Lyra and Stockmar art materials, kitchenware, Ecosilk bags and plenty more.


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Holiday opening hours

May 24, 2012

  We are open on Queens Birthday Monday June 4, from 10am until 4pm.

We have plenty of new stock. Glerups felted wool slippers are back in for winter, available in red, charcoal and grey.

We also have a fantastic new range of sorbets and gelatos from Gelissimo. Gelissimo handcrafts gelato and sorbetto using organic milk, fresh fruit and the best possible ingredients. They are a Wellington based company and produce in small batches to ensure superior quality and a range of different flavours.


Gelatos: dark chocolate, passionfruit, violet crunchie, Italian hokey.

Sorbettos: lemon, strawberry, pomegranate and mixed berries, green apple, lemon lime and bitters.

Black and white tree print:  AO size $150.00

skate deck

Skate deck made for Peter Tonks.

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We will be closed on Good Friday but open for the rest of Easter weekend, including Easter Monday.


glass paper weight $34.00, Paekakariki sticker $6.70, Ingrid Anderson tea towels $23.00


globe $84.00, Gus the cat $64.00


Lyra crayons $20.70, ARS clippers $30.00, plant notebook $23.00

We will be open on Monday the 6th of February  (10am – 4pm) for Waitangi Day. There are celebrations in Campbell Park, right next door to the shop, with stalls, food and performances including the Yoots!


Mexican hand-cut plastic flags:  large $25.00, small $19.00

Chad Valley tin globe, made in England : $68.00

Tams bowlshammer setgreen typewriter

Tams soup bowls, made in England: $26.00 pair

Wooden kids hammer set,  made in England: $16.00

Olive green Olympia typewriter: $58.00 – We have several others to choose from in store

Maze cookbooktra costseal

Maze cookbook by Jason Atherton  ‘Truly amazing dishes… I’m proud to have Jason on my team.’ GORDON RAMSAY

Knitted tea cosy: $18.00

Cardboard slot-together animals: $8.00

tree printGerman vase

Photographic print, AO size: $150.00

German vase, 530mm tall: $180.00



Happy New Year!

January 20, 2012

Happy New Year from the Beach Store!

We are open an extra day this weekend for Wellington Anniversary, Monday 10am – 5pm.

pink lamp

Pink UFO lamp $ 165.00

history of surfingscandinavian cookbookfold and mail

The History of Surfing by Matt Warshaw $100.00

Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw has crafted an unprecedented history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. At nearly 500 pages, with 250,000 words and more than 250 rare photographs, The History of Surfing reveals and defines this sport with a voice that is authoritative, funny, and wholly original. The obsessive nature of this endeavor is matched only by the obsessive nature of surfers, who will pore through these pages with passion and opinion. A true category killer, here is the definitive history of surfing.

The Scandinavian Cookbook $35.00

Mr Lunch fold and mail  stationery $20.00

brother typewriter

Brother typewriter $95.00

made in Japan, comes with a case and a new ribbon, writes in red and black

palm trees

selection of large AO size (1189mm x 841mm)  photographic posters, $150.00


Happy Birthday cards $6.50


Niwashi traditional Japanese gardening tools

Traditional $37.00, garden shark $34.00

click the link above to read more on their website

kids books

Children’s books from Gecko press and Chronicle Books


We always said we wouldn’t do photos of Kapiti but we couldn’t resist with this one. It looked like this for about five minutes before the clouds dispersed and the light changed.

Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2011

We will be open from Thursday 15th December every day until Friday 23rd.  We will take a break and open again on Thursday the 5th of January.

Beach Store posterWe have plenty of new stock for Christmas including

Mexican beach bags and tin milagros

      mexican heart   beach bag

 a good selection of typewriters and globes

globe      typewriter

notebooks , Chinese and Indian calendars

notebooks    calendar

German vases, Japanese pottery, teak ice bucket

grey vase     japanese jug

vase with red   ice bucket

German made Lyra and Stockmar pencils and crayons

spinning tom   lyra

Tin toys and the best bath duck ever. Along with magnifying glasses, eye spy cards and games, Gecko Press books, Italian windmills, kites, giant bubble wands, sunart photo kits, tornado tubes, rocket balloons and more.

bath duck

The Good Beach Guide – a really great North island guide covering swimming surfing and fishing on just about every North island beach.

Some interesting cookbooks

beach guide     cookbook

AO size posters


ARS clippers and ARS scissors – the best lightweight garden clippers, and really good craft scissors. Ingrid Andersen tea towels

clippers      ingrid

We also have Schoc Chocolate (Christmas and other), Pacific Fusion mats, crochet, Blunt umbrellas, Sigg waterbottles, Retro glassware, Danish Glerups slippers, Normann dustpan and brush, French kitchen woodware, chicken timers, cookie cutters and lots more.

We have had some great press lately, including this from The Herald on Sunday and a mention in the Air NZ magazine for the best coffee on the coast!


Peaches is still here too! (15 years old now) and still up to wearing antlers.

Thanks to all our customers, have a great Christmas and New Year, John Bridey and Wineke.