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Address: Ocean Beach Road, Whangarei Heads 0192, New Zealand
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On the pacific coastal side the Whangarei Heads you will find the...

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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Stunning Beach and often 'all to yourself'

We, being my family, have lived in this area for 35 years and have spent many hours on 'Ocean Beach'. It is a great beach for children but do be aware of sea conditions when the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
Grammy554
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We, being my family, have lived in this area for 35 years and have spent many hours on 'Ocean Beach'. It is a great beach for children but do be aware of sea conditions when the lifeguards are not on duty. It is a fantastic beach to just walk and 'appreciate' our beautiful coast.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Took a detour off the SH 1 en route from Whangarei to Whangaparoa, from Waipu to Warkworth.. Well worth the detour as the scenery is stunning! Ocean beach is a long curve of white sand, great for walks.

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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Surfer's Delight if the wind is from the right direction. Perfect for sunset walks.For serious hikers the start of the Bread Head Trail to Smugglers Bay and to the North a terrific walk over the headland and along Kauri Mountain Beach. The best news, generally you will have the place to yourself except for a few locals. Swim between the... More 

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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Sun great surf and swimming. Surf casting from rocks. Amazing variety of walks with outstanding views. Beautiful white sand beaches.

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Thank Julia N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Stunning beach. Only swim when lifeguards are on duty and swim between the flags as it is pretty wild surf.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

This beach is breathtakingly beautiful but the surf is so strong that I could not even go in to my knees without nearly being pushed over. Come to admire the beautiful location, picnic and dig in the sand. There were life guards, perhaps the surf is not always this strong?

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

After spotting this beach on an online forum I made the trip down from Paihia to visit, after visiting over 20 beaches in Northland this one had among the best reviews, some beaches are too crowded, some are perfectly secluded and quiet, this beach belonged to the latter. Although it was quite out the way for us we made a... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Just went tiki-touring out of Whangarei to find a beach and came upon this place... at the end of some pretty windy and narrow roads and about 45 minutes from Whangarei central, this little gem was worth the drive. Beautiful white sandy beach and pounding surf. A well patrolled if small swimming area made for a dip without the worry... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Go to ocean beach see how beautiful it is, and then walk towards the hill to the right, hike up and over that hill and BAM! Your own private beach. We spent hours here and not a single person came over the hill. Magical. Absolutely loved it here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Another spectacular beach in NZ. Really a great place, nice surf, easy access. Can get crowded, by NZ standards on holidays and weekends. Has a life guard station some great hikes start from here. Don't miss it.

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