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Bethells Beach

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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
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Beautiful, Cozy Beach

I've been to Bethells beach now three times, and want to continue to go back. The beach has scenic cliffs surrounding the quiet, kind of locals-only type beach that's great for... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2016
Aidan S
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Bodh Gaya, India
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

Its more than relaxing places and nice beach. Quite big, can play there, fix tent and spend whole day bit sand dunes started but not much, good beach to visit and need to do with Piha beach travel.

Thank Mukeshdangi
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Reviewed December 25, 2016

I've been to Bethells beach now three times, and want to continue to go back. The beach has scenic cliffs surrounding the quiet, kind of locals-only type beach that's great for any size group. The riptide is strong, so be careful in the water, but head up to the Te Henga walkway to enjoy a nice four-or-so hour walk along... More 

Thank Aidan S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016

relaxing place with amazing views walks tracks or just watch the ocean waves. also close the sand dunes you can explore and slid down

1 Thank rudydude2014
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Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Bethell's is a beautiful black sand beach in the Ranges. I recommend it for the views and especially sunrise and sunset photography. It's the perfect way to start and end your day.

Thank Sue W
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

Have wanted to see this place for ages and we were not disappointed. Huge bay popular with walkers and surfers. Care needed in choosing where and when to swim. Plenty of warnings to advise visitors.

Thank JMarpleInc
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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We love going to Bethells, nice on a summers day and even better in winter when the tides out with no one around. Also can go for a walk around the sand dunes, good fun!

Thank Allie H
Whyalla, Australia
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Reviewed November 8, 2016

This is something that you must come and see. The black sand is very different from the golden sands of Australian beaches. The feel of the black sand is different. Just watch out for the "Quick Sand". At least I can cross that off my bucket list... see quick sand.. not something I would have ever expected to see signs... More 

Thank inonufing
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

One of the most beautiful experiences I have had. Nature at it's purest best. A definite must-do when in Auckland.

Thank venkvaid
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

Inspired by a local friend we decided to go to Bethells Beach and it did not dissapoint us. Hiking and swimming both are possible here. Did not regret the trip, we caught an amazing sunset.

1 Thank KarolaRS
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

Beautiful beach with lots of caves, great surfing spot. There are many walking tracks near by. A huge dune surrounded by a stream, it's great fun to slide down the dune. There is a cute petty little shop by the stream at nearly end of dune has surprised us all. It is not far from central Auckland. Love this place,and... More 

Thank SuriRen

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