Once you pass the accommodation stretch, there are clean, broad beaches to walk along heading west to the surfing point called 'Periscope' and further on towards Hu'u.
One overcast afternoon I walked for two hours west, the beach was almost deserted apart from a few locals still collecting and drying seaweed.
But is was a busy time for crabs - many varieties scuttling to and fro. An ejoyable, relaxing time sitting on the sand watching these crustaceans establishing their turf for the night.
Walking along the beach in an easterly direction from Pantai Lakey is more difficult than walking west as the pahs are less used, overgrown, and large parts of the retaining wall are crumbling away. The beach itself is strewn with rocks.
Nevertheless, it is still a pleasant walk, probably best undertaken in shoes than thongs.
It seemed that this stretch of the coast was grasshopper heaven. With almost every step, they would jump out of the undergowth. But then, having found a seemingly safe place in the branches, they would wook up as if smiling!
After a couple of kms along the beach path, there is an abandoned picnic area with a track leading back to the coast road. This is an easy walk back to the Pantai Lakey hotel stretch.
For long stretches around Pantai Lakey, both to the west and to the east, there are paths above the high tide mark where walking is easier than on the beach sand. Heading west back towards Hu'u, sandy paths are used by both motorcyclists heading for the waves of Periscope and pedestrians. They are also frequented by water buffalo!
The first time I rounded a bend to see a buffalo on the path, I wasn't sure who was going to move first. The buffalo don't seem all that concerned about your presence but they are unlikely to move so it is best just to walk around them - perhaps the only concern is if you are caught between a mother and calf.
The water buffalo graze on the beach grasses but like to spend a lot of their time, as their name suggests, almost completely submerged in the water of the adjacent lagoon.