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Pretty on a cloudy day.

I last visited this beach in 2000 before coming back in 2018. When I swam in the warm water and... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Carl L
,
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Flat and long with plenty of bird life and great views

We stayed almost on this beach, and walked along most of it's length in howling wind, but loved the... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
John M
,
Geelong, Australia
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“safe swimming” (8 reviews)
“white sand” (12 reviews)
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Whangamata, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I last visited this beach in 2000 before coming back in 2018. When I swam in the warm water and sunbathed on the pale sand it was in December and summer. This time it was May and early winter. I missed taking photos on my...More

Thank Carl L
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We stayed almost on this beach, and walked along most of it's length in howling wind, but loved the experience. It is flat and open, and is a really easy walk.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely autumn trip to Whangamata. Despite the recent drop in temperature we got in several swims and lovely walks on the beach.

Thank 692philippac
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This is one of the prettiest beaches I have been to. Voted the best beach in NZ makes sense - on our visit we were lucky for it not to be overly busy so it was a very special time walking during the days we...More

Thank kiwikessler
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Beach Hop is a '50/ '60's nostalgia, Hot Rod, Classic Car, music Festival held in Whangamata every year. It has been an aim of mine to attend this festival for many years and this year, 2018, I finally made it!! What a great time was...More

Thank Graeme H
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Large beach plenty of space for everybody, it is a beautiful beach. I loved it, few places to stay close to the beach, we stayed within 5-10minutes drive. Also an area to swim in that’s patrolled by lifeguards. Awesome for everybody!

Thank 2000alas
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is one of our "go to" beaches. A beautiful white sand beach with a harbour, estuary and surf beach. Whatever the weather always a great place to walk.

Thank MJGx2
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Of course, this busy 4km beach is the reason for the existence of the town! Lots of people walking, swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing, and playing in the sand -- yet not crowded. We enjoyed the walking and the safe swimming. From the town, there are...More

Thank bruceandlinda
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We found a shady seat near the life saving club and just sat and caught the breeze, had a walk and just relaxed We would of had a swim as well but couldn’t because we had no swimmers. Just a beautiful safe looking beach with...More

1  Thank JefftheChef55
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Beautifully set with views out onto small islands in the bay this beach is well worth a visit. The slow shelving beach allows a more sympathetic break for surfing and is spacious enough for games on the back of the beach. There is loads of...More

Thank PeterWalks
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Layla D
25 April 2017|
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Response from sadsacknz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. 10 to 15 minutes along the beach. Nice flat walk easier at low tide of course
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