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Bethells Beach

Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #16 of 105 attractions in Auckland
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife
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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
106 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
43 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Lovely drive, absolutely stunning journey to get to bethells beach. Sand is black and stunning. However, wouldn't be my first pick of beaches. Totally windy felt like I was going to get swept away. Not great surf and looked very rough so no armature swimmers! Can see why people enjoy it but not for me

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Maroochydore, Australia
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83 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The beach is a beautiful surf beach with fine black sand, but just inland are huge sand-dunes which are gold and black. The black sand glitters in the sun and the wind across it separates the lighter black sand on the surface exposing two definite colours. It is stunning, with the lake and water feeding in. There is a track... More

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