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“Good surfing west coast beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oakura Beach

Oakura Beach
Tasman Parade, Oakura, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Oakura
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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“Good surfing west coast beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to Oakura beach. Black sand, good surf, easy access and parking. It's well worth a visit. It's part of the surfing highway. If you are not a surfer it's a great place to go for a walk early morning or evening.

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“Lovely beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great, safe beach. Long sandy shore with shellfish at either end. Nice for swimming and for walking and watching the kite surfers.

Visited January 2014
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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“Good surfing beach - west coast beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Oakura beach is a very good place to visit in the summer time. It's very good for surfing and swimming. It's a typical west coast black sand beach. At low tide you can walk around the coast along the rocks. I've seen some amazing sunsets and sunrises. There is a very good motor camp you can stay out. It is not uncommon to have a lost penguin appear walking up to camp. Be careful it is on the west coast. You need to be able to spot the rips in the waves. Well worth a wee look

Visited July 2013
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“bliss on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

chillaxing with serene views out over the Tasman Sea. Warm rooms, beautiful beds and lovely showers. Clean and well appointed.

Visited May 2013
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“Great surf spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Swing by here before New Plymouth. Lovely beach and one of the best surf spots along Surf Highway 45. You can also stay and camp right next to the beach

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