I drove to ward beach. Crossed the river in my 4wd and parked on the edge of the beach.
I put my pack on, took my rods out then started walking. 10-15 minutes later I left the rocky kelpy shoreline and rounded a point and got to a 2km long sandy beach with the needles in the distance.
So a bit of a walk but nothing difficult. If you do not own a 4wd then it is a 20 minute walk.
Probably would take 40 minutes to get to the needles themselves.