Puka Beach was named after the famous Puka Shells that were popular as jewellry in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Such large numbers of them were collected from the beach that sadly there are hardly any left now.
This is a nice place to spend an afternoon and much more peaceful than White Beach. There are a few bead sellers around, but generally you'll be left in peace. You'll need to bring snacks or a picnic and some cold drinks. Look out for the cave, too.
We sailed to Puka Beach with Captain Joey from Red Pirates. We had a barbeque on the beach and a cooler full of beer - everything we needed really! Be sure to bring your camera to catch the sunset and the fruit bats flying overhead as you sail back.