For those wishing to stay a while and savour this idyllic patch of paradise, there are options. Stay at one of the local B&Bs/homestays or at the beach campground.
Cable BayCable Bay Holiday Park.
Pepin Island is a stunning option in order to experience the region from a unique perspective - visit www.airbnb.co.nz.
Glenduan - between Cable Bay and Nelson
Local private, sunny, beach studio on AirBNB
A lovely, self-contained modern studio ideal for a couple or single person - visit www.airbnb.co.nz
Wakefield Quay House.
This heritage villa offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation, just 8 metres from the sea, overlooking Tasman Bay and the harbour entrance on New Zealand's beautiful Nelson waterfront. www.wakefieldquay.co.nz