Marine Parade
Marine Parade
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Carol
Auckland, New Zealand64 contributions
Dec 2019
Marine Parade in Napier is such an interesting place to take a walk, with the ocean on one side and the Art-Deco buildings on the other side. A pier which takes you quite a way out, beautiful garden areas and often you will see a lovingly restored vintage car chug past, or a 1930's themed band playing. This part of Napier is a magnet for those who appreciate a bygone area with a modern twist. Loved it all!
Written February 15, 2020
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OneManTripper
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
What can I say? I lived here 15 years ago and it was nothing like it is now. Napier City Council has done a fantastic job of making this a lively, moving, enjoyable, fun, safe place for all ages. The city waterfront has an amazing vibe. We especially loved the Bay Skate park. Would move here if we didn’t live in actual paradise.
Written January 22, 2021
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Liz H
Lichfield, UK845 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed our time strolling in Marine Parade. While we were there, a fully kilted bagpipe player was performing.
Plenty of seating to people watch.
We took the opportunity to go into the black volcanic beach and have a quick paddle in the sea.
Written April 27, 2020
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PMT
Lower Hutt, New Zealand18 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
For us, Marine Parade is the saving grace for Napier. This is the third time we have been here for family events and we really want to love the city but the beauty of the spectacular Art Deco buildings in its centre is marred by the utterly tacky modern high street signage and big chain branding on the shopfronts. Marine Paade benefits from being largely unsullied by this although definitely time to put Te Reo signage on such landmarks as Pania of the Reef. Whanganui does its Art Deco centre so much better with lovely hand painted signs. Plenty of other cities worldwide make big brands toe the line on the look of their shopfronts in heritage areas - it would be good to see Napier city council doing the same and lifting the look and feel of the city to what it could be.
Written June 6, 2021
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Warren W
Blind River, Canada12 contributions
Jan 2020
Downtown section is interesting and quirky. Gives you a taste of the history, restaurants, recreational activities, etc. In the area. Going south just leads to empty fields and industrial area. Going north gets you into residential area pretty quickly, although to be fair, we didn’t go far enough to get to an alleged “park”. I would recommend walking the downtown section to give yourself time to read the plaques, etc.but don’t bother renting bikes to go farther.
Written February 6, 2020
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Architecture and food
Wellington, New Zealand625 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We went for a dinner on marine parade and on the way home we walked along the parade on the pathways along the beach. A great Jetty our into the surf with a floating roof, lovely old style flower gardens, the colored fountain and the bronze Pania. A lively walk on a lively evening.
Written September 27, 2020
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Bernard R
Whangarei, New Zealand1,047 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Napier is a special place and the Marine Parade exemplifies this superbly and is a credit to the city and those who run it. The flora generally and in particular the pristine flowere beds are manicured and well kept. The war memorial, fountain, collonades and general architecture along the way enhances the ambience of the city and sets the tone for the entire place. Whilst the beach is not pristine white sand, and I am told swimming is not recommended, sculptures are installed along the walkway giving it an impressive look.
Written March 16, 2020
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Jeff1903
King's Lynn, UK1,566 contributions
Mar 2020
It is a great place to stroll along. There are gardens, statues, activity areas for the kids and the beach, but you may just want to walk along in a nice peaceful area admiring the view and the buildings, maybe stopping at a café. Lovely to have such a resource so close to the city centre.
Written March 7, 2020
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BenuBery
New Delhi, India111 contributions
Jan 2020
The Marine Parade is a a 2 km stretch on the shores of the Pacific Ocean,alongside colonial housing on the opposite side,including mostly motels,and quaint 6 sisters identical homes.The streets around have quaint Art Deco gems from 1930’s,architecturally interesting and are done on foot,in vintage cars or buses..The town has The Hawke’s bay Farmer’s market every Sunday morning,where one can meet the grower or maker of wines,breads and pickles,as well as local veggies and fruits.
The main walk houses the Aquarium,,The I center,catering to tourists,the sunken garden,Sound shell area on the black beach,spring flowers,statue of Pania on the reef,The museum and theatre etc.It is dotted with plants,kids play and recreation areas,toilets,snacks and ice cream shops and is a very pleasant way to explore the area.
Written February 12, 2020
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Samantha S
Oakland, CA246 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The Marine Parade is a gorgeous place to walk, along the beautiful beach and glorious turquoise waters of Hawke’s Bay. Sculpture, fountains, sunken gardens, pergola, an Art Deco bandshell, skate parks and mini golf for the kids, a bagpiper in the morning. The trees are amazing, all lit up at night. Every detail of the landscaping is perfect; people work hard to maintain the glorious gardens. It felt as perfect as the Promenade des Anglais in Nice...even more so, or what Lake Como might look like. Heaven!
Written January 12, 2020
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