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Bethells Beach

Address: Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #35 of 172 Activities in Auckland
Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife
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Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We spent a couple of nights here Its rudimentary but nevertheless a great spot Marvellous views of the beach and very clean 🔣

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went there two weeks back. It was a one day family trip with 9 old young. The beach has beautiful view all over. The sand is very hot so keep your jandals on till get in the water. Apply heaps of sunscreen. The car park was full so we had to park a little distance far from the entrance.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

No shops or crowds , plenty of beach to get away from anyone else there. O'neills beach is even less crowded , a few hundred metres walk north. Iron sand so very hot in summer and both beaches are very dangerous so beware - I prefer to go in winter as it's very scenic and not many people . Check... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great beach, with a lovely cafe over summer. The walk across the river and over the dunes to O'Neills Beach is definitely worth it - and not just for surfers. Watch the rip and listen to the surf patrol people!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The beach is very good and having the little cafe there adds to it. and the music from time to time is a nice way to spend a friday evening

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This beach has a great variety of waters! From the more wavey-rough areas to small pools of calm water, as well as the lake nearby. The black sand is so hot that when walking between the car park and the beach can be pretty painful, that's pretty much the only downfall. There is a cafe near the carpark, please note... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of my favourite beaches in Auckland - Bethells is oh so cool. Black sand, clean water, and best of all it never gets too busy (like Piha) since it's a little out of the way. Be warned there is a 5-10min walk on screaming hot black sand, from the edge of the carpark (near the toilets - so yes,... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

you can take your dogs which is a bonus,no good for swimming but lovely scenery.you can paddle in the lagoon so ideal for families.

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Highworth, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place is wild and raw. Lose yourself here for a little while, you won't regret it. I love the freeing feeling this place gives you. It's a huge beach, open and wild with sand dunes. It's a stunning place to be. I highly recommend a visit. (Beautiful when it rains, we hid under a cavern and it was magical)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Was nice and quiet when we stopped by, lovely place to enjoy an afternoon on a black sand beach. Also, some great walks in the area.

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