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Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Road | Whangarei Heads, Whangarei 0192, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Whangarei
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Good coastal drive around the heads and not so far as we thought it would be, great scenery, perfect natural setting.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful beach and lovely walks around the coast in both directions. 45 minutes drive from Whangarei but worth the visit with stops available along the way.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Our trip was based around diving and the coast lines. This beach was amazing and definitely a beach we will be visiting often

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

After driving to beach and parking in car park,( ps toilet available) . short walk to a beach very long tide coming in fast so did not go to far as did not want to get trapped. Only two other people around. wonder to behold ... enjoy

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New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I visited on 24th September 2014. Looong beach, in the summer good for surfing. It is nice place to stay. No camping over night. There is a shop nearby.

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Whangarei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We found Ocean Beach at the very end of the Scenic Whangarei Heads Road. The cruise out from town takes about 45 mins and is a beautiful drive that follows the inner harbour with its clear bays almost all the way out to the beach. Theres a carpark and toilets available and a viewing platform overlooking the beach as well.... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Ocean beach is a great surf beach that is so vast that even when there is a crowd (20-30 people) you still feel isolated. A nice area to walk (make sure to walk uphill on the west side for good views). It is a favorite destination for our family.

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is the best beach I've seen in Northland. Heaps of people young & old. Sands are fine & pulverized white mixing with crystal clear waters. Amazing sunset too. Safe for the family with patrol guards nearby! Haere mai!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Take the coast road out of Napier, past Havelock North Find yourself driving through beautiful countryside Pick Ocean Beach this time Waimarama Beach next As you get to Ocean Beach stop at the top for the views ... your breath will be taken away Go gently down the hill then run wild on the beach

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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58 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Probably one of the best beaches that I have ever seen. Soft fine sand. Lovely views and clean waters. Waves looked great as well. Waters are not too deep so wading inside is lovely. Great place to hang out and enjoy the sunset.

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