Located 1km north of the mouth of the Waimakariri River and 4km east of Kaipoi, Pines Beach is connected to Woodend Beach by the Pegasus Track. The sandy beach is a popular fishing area and offers safe swimming. However due to its sea exposure, beach-goers should be aware of the rapidly changing conditions.
The Beach is 1.5km in length, featuring a 50m wide dune system. In Summer, the beach is an especially popular recreational facility, full of people.