Te Kopua beach in Raglan is just a short walk from Ocean View.
For the more adventurous the main surf beach, Ngarunui is 5 kms away. There are life guards patrolling this beach during the summer season. You can hire surfboards and wetsuits directly on the beach. Lessons are also available. http://www.raglansurfingschool.co.nz/
The surf shop in town is http://www.raglansurf.com/
Manu Bay, Waireki is a rocky beach and famous for its left hand break. It is a great picnic spot and has a boat ramp.
A compact weather forecast is provided by the local newspaper: http://www.raglan.net.nz/about-raglan/weather-forecast/ if you need more than an overview there is a detailed weather forecast on http://www.weathermap.co.nz/general-weather/new-zealand/raglan
The harbour is good for kayaking the scenery at pancake rocks is amazing. Kayaks can be hired at http://www.raglaneco.co.nz/