Located in the Manawatu/Whanganui region
For Tangimoana Beach and Tawhirihoe Scientific Reserve, turn off SH1 south of Bulls and head to the small settlement of Tangimoana. On reaching the village the road to the beach turns to the left. Moana Roa is accessed via Bulls out through the small settlement of Scotts Ferry.
As per most locations on the west coast of New Zealand these coastal reserves can experience strong winds at times. Look out for dune buggies and motorbikes in the sand dunes.