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Bethells Beach

Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #16 of 106 Attractions in Auckland
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

So nice to still find a beach that doesn't have development all around. This amazing black sand beach is best visited at low tide where you can find many secret places whether you go north or south. Don't be afraid to explore and take your camera!

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

By far the most magical beach on the West Coast. Make sure you cross the stream and go over the hill to Oneills Bay. If you have the energy walk up the track to the headlands and you will be rewarded with the most amazing view over the beach and the ocean beyond.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's incredible that such a place is just a short drive out of NZ's biggest city - the place does have a genuine wilderness feel. The sheer scale of it I've always found impressive, and because of the scale you never feel too close to anyone else - you have the feel of your own bit of paradise even if... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have taken wedding photos and family photos there. Awesome black sand. Awesome place for a Photographer to take photos

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A very popular place and almost every parking space was taken up. The beach is reached by a very pleasant walk along the Waitakere river inlet. As the full beauty of the beach comes into view it is easy to see why this is such a popular resort which has enormous rolling waves and fantastic for surfing. Very well supported... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Good food a bit of a Que + a wait for the food. Hot chips on a cold day are great. Cuddle the chips + walk along the beach or see the Ganets all year.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Unless you dislike hiking or if the weather has been poor for the past few days, but it makes the arrival at Bethells Beach all the more rewarding. As a complimentary dish, you will also come across O'Neill's Bay during the walk. And information on the walkway can easily be found on NZ council websites.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wave crashing everywhere, this place looks amazing and during the summer time its wonderful to be able to cool down. One of my favourite beaches to go to.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It's a nice drive to see what one of the west coast beaches has to offer.. Has a nice walk way and view is beautiful. It has an estrie where the kids can swim much safe too. There is also a lake you walk too and the way there or on your way back from the beach. It's a free... More

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UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

A good place for walking, with some dog (off lead) area to south. Caves, dunes, views, surf, swimming. Enough parking most of the year and a fun café offering drinks and light meals. Very nice drive with country views and interesting geology

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