799 Cable Bay Road
The Cable Bay Cafe is on the coast north of Nelson, just 20 minutes drive from the central city.
Head out on the road to Picton 10 minutes north of the city, turn left at the Hira Church.
Follow Cable Bay Road until you reach the sea. We are on the left just before the Cable Bay Campground and about 100 meters short of the boulder bank and Cable Bay beach.
Please don’t park on the road as it limits visibility for pedestrians. There is parking in our car park on the seaward side of the cafe. When that is full a sign points out where you can park in a neighbouring paddock.
You can also reach the cafe by following the Cable Bay Walkway from the Glen. This three hour walk traverses high coastal farmland and is an exhilarating walk with spectacular views. You will need to arrange a ride back to Nelson if you don’t want to do the return walk.