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Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Road, Whangarei Heads 0192, New Zealand
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Great time at the Beach

We spent a couple of days here with family from Auckland and Tasmania. Stayed in local batch and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul p
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Amazing beach on Whangarei Heads

Stunning beach - with a great hill to climb on the Southern end with amazing views. Great walk with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jon D
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Auckland, New Zealand
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On the pacific coastal side the Whangarei Heads you will find the magnificent 5km long Ocean Beach. The Beach is surf patrolled through out the summer months and is a well known beach for boogie boarding and surfing. The water is crystal clear during the summer months and there a fantastic views from the sand dunes at either end of the beach. There are some great rock pool exploring to be had at low tide at either end of the beach. This has to be one of the most spectacular beaches in NZ. It will take you approx 35 minutes to drive out to this beach from Whangarei and aprox 15 mins from Parua Bay. Highly recommended!!
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Ocean Beach Road, Whangarei Heads 0192, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of days here with family from Auckland and Tasmania. Stayed in local batch and the kids loved the beach. We were lucky and surf was low so kids played and swam and had great fun on the sand dunes.

Thank Paul p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning beach - with a great hill to climb on the Southern end with amazing views. Great walk with the dog. Kids loved the sand dune on the northern end and looking in the rocks/rock pools at low tide. Surf looked pretty good but we...More

Thank Jon D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting Ocean Beach for over 50 years now and seen it develop from a dirt track access to a well developed (with toilet amemities), tarsealed tourist destination which allows freedom camping.....BUT, if freedom camping, CLEAN UPAFTER YOURSELF, and take your detritous away...More

Thank GladiatorDelWino
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We drove all the way along the coast road known as 'Fungharei Heads and reached the beach and discovered that it was, clean, undeveloped, and had good waves for surfing... This beach is really well worth the visit...!

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Take some shade with you - there aren't trees on the beach. The beach is gorgeous and good for swimming, surfing, body boarding or just hanging out on the beach. We often see families here.

Thank traciegila
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

nice sand dunes to slide down. short stroll from car park. Kids will enjoy the place. Hard climb up for good views.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach, something for everyone; surf for boogie boarders, lifeguards for the cautious, warm lagoon for the young and clean and beautiful sand and ocean for everyone. Had the best summer swim here - recommend the trip!

Thank C_Taliax
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

The beach is just a short stroll from the car park, unfortunately the toilets were burnt down, but there are a couple of portaloos in the car park. The beach is sandy and there are lifeguards on duty during summer. There is a good viewing...More

Thank Rodman100
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Went here for the time with my boyfriend last weekend and absolutely loved it. The beach is beautiful with good surf. There's a lovely walking track to the far right of the beach. It's a tough climb but the view at the top is stunning....More

Thank Georgia N
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

With plenty of space in what appears to be a very save beach, with plenty of lovely white sand, I can see why this beach is popular with Whangarei residents. A short stroll from the parking area gets you onto the beach and the surf...More

Thank Kiwiseley
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