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“A local beach with exotic fish” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Punaaui Beach

Punaaui Beach
Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Ranked #6 of 8 attractions in Punaauia
Type: Beaches
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White Plains, New York
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“A local beach with exotic fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

After trying to search out good places to snorkel my husband and I came across this gem. The parking space is limited, yet, there were few people at the beach so parking didn't become an issue. In all, there were probably less than 10 people at the whole beach. The beach itself isn't super nice, but the real gem is in the water.

Drop your towel, get on your snorkel gear, and walk into the water. Within 10 feet of the shore, we spotted multiple, multi-colored fish. The water was calm and with few people at the beach, the water is all yours. We payed for a snorkel/lunch tour and saw five times more fish, plants, etc. at the public beach then through the tour. And it's all FREE!

Visited October 2011
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Perth, Australia
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“One of the nicest beach in Tahiti”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

You can walk along this beach for hours, just beware of the dogs who act like they own the place. They will not bother you if you stay calm and walk slowly. The sunsets are just amazing, and in the early morning, you will walk on carpets of fragants flowers.

Visited April 2012
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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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“It's a beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

If you are looking for a white or black sand beach that stretches on along deserted coast this isn't the beach for you. This is a nice public beach 18 km from downtown in a resdiential area with a nice grassy area for the kids to play on and pebblely (sp?) beach and the water is great. It is clean and well kept and a nice place to hang out for the day. It was almost empty while i was there.

Visited January 2012
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TEMPE
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“So so beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

The beaches on the east coast are much better. The beach at Papenoo is fun - black sand and clear water. We also like Tautira at Tahiti Iti.

Visited May 2011
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Time to Relax - known as PK18”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

This is a public beach not far from the main town. Known also as PK18. Basically means 18 kms from town and is on the west side of the island. There is a huge grassed area for relaxing under the shade of a tree or playing ball games. There are also outdoor showers and toilets.

It is not the beautiful white sandy beaches you see, a bit pebbly but the water is clear and some reasonable snorkelling off the beach.

There was no food available when we visited, so make sure you pack your lunch. Great spot for a picnic by the sea.

Visited July 2011
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