The Locals Top 5 - Hawke's BayClive lies close to the coast, just north of Hastings in Hawke's Bay and was established in 1857. This is a great place to stay if you want to have access to all the amazing attractions of the region but stay close to the coast. There is a vibrant arts scene or take the opportunity to get out on the Clive River waterskiing, rowing, kayaking or fishing.