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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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Bribie Island, Australia
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106 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This beach has an almost mystical feel about it...especially when it's shrouded in dark menacing clouds. The black sand glistens in the sun...and can get Very hot in the summer. Sometimes you'll find hangliders jumping off the cliffs...interesting to watch. Be ver careful if you swim because the tides can be treacherous.

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Dublin, Ireland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
62 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Went to see the black sand beaches. Had a lovely walk along the beach. Tide was out so a long walk from the car park down to get near the water. All the surfers were going down to get set up for the tide coming back in

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Our Auckland friends took us on a lovely walk high along the cliffs to lovely Bethell's beach about an hour west of busy Auckland. The views were spectacular and well worth the effort.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

the drive there was lots of fun (In a good car) and the beach is stunning. there were very few other people on the beach so we were able to just explore in peace, walking down the river to the waters edge then across to the dunes. The sand is glorious - soft, black in varying darkness depending on where... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Bethell a beach is a black sand beach. Went to see it for the random fact it has black sand and was blown away by its beauty. Amazing stretch of beach. Great waves loads of surfers. Just stunning.

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