Tahunanui Beach

Tahunanui Beach, Nelson: Address, Tahunanui Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Tahunanui Beach
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Maree R
Christchurch, New Zealand780 contributions
Apr 2022
Beautiful beach with plenty of room for everyone. Paddle boarders, canoes and swimmers all able to enjoy this lovely piece of paradise. Accommodation and restaurants close by makes it a holiday wimmer.
Written April 17, 2022
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Tess
16 contributions
Oct 2021
The beach is lovely and worth a visit for a walk and to see the beautiful sunset silhouettes. The only annoying thing is how busy it was - on a Friday afternoon around tea time it was full of teens hanging out. Good for them but overcrowded for us in our 30s haha. Still lovely and worth a trip.
Written October 2, 2021
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Ezra710
Christchurch, New Zealand1,374 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
As well as the beautiful beach there are lots of different walks, continuing on into the city following the coast road (Highway 6) if you're inclined. Lake needs a clean clean! Interesting artworks. Animal park, playgrounds, hydraslide, miniature railway, etc. Forget the fast food options and try the Fresh As cafe - brilliant!
Written June 21, 2020
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Annette H
Bath, UK285 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Gorgeous beach, unspoilt, wide, clean. Lifeguards present. Dogs allowed on bottom part of beach only and lots of kite surfers to watch. The beach area has lots to do for families (petting zoo, hydro slide, lots of wide open spaces, playgrounds etc). Good cafe and a few ice cream vans.
Written February 11, 2020
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TravelScout
30 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Gorgeous beach. Packed in summer but still occupied the rest of the year. Clean and tidy. Surrounding the beach is playgrounds, a basketball hoop, skateboard half pipe,mini golf, Cafe, go karts, mega slide, zoo etc. Brilliant outdoor time with the family
Written January 18, 2020
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703337
4 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
This beach is a really nice place to go with the family on a hot day. It can get a bit windy, but usually not enough to warrant going home. Once you’re done at the beach, you can go to the playground and watch your children play.
Written January 5, 2021
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JohnSB3
Wellington, New Zealand793 contributions
Dec 2020
Apparently this beach is highly rated. Not by surfers, teenagers or anyone who can handle more than just a vague ripple of movement in the water. It is very sheltered. There are no waves. As a beach for swimming it is a complete and total disappointment. Even very old people feel unchallenged by going fir a paddle here. In short, forget about it. Tahuna has always and remains an apology for a beach. If you must come, come in the morning. By early afternoon there is a nasty westerly wiping along the beach putting sand in your hair and in your icecream.
Written December 31, 2020
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Simon D
Auckland, New Zealand645 contributions
Mar 2022
We were lucky enough to have spent a couple of weeks with a base at Tahunanui with the beach a 5 min walk away. The beach itself is a long white sand beach, which was great to walk, plenty of space and the water looked fairly shallow. As part of the beach local area, there is a large theme park (which closed when we were there, but contained a large pool/slide complex and mini golf) and a roller slate rink, beach volleyball nets (these were getting well used) and a fair bit of parking around. Lots of access point to the beach through various formed and 'unofficial' tracks through the low dune area.
Written April 16, 2022
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Moana033
Auckland, New Zealand185 contributions
Jan 2021
Beautiful stretch of beach easily accessible from the main road. Kid friendly waters. There's a hive of activities happening such as kite surfing and paddle boarding. There's so much space that there could be hundreds of people yet you're not in each other's spaces.
Written January 10, 2021
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AucklandWiz
Auckland, New Zealand1,497 contributions
Feb 2021
A lovely long sweeping golden beach. Unfortunately the day we were there it was windy so not pleasant to lie on the beach. This beach is quite tidal and I had to go out a reasonable way to get some depth. Afterwards, I was wanting a freshwater rinse but the toilet block closest to the entrance is just that- a toilet so had to drive further down checking toilet blocks until I found one. An outdoor freshwater shower would be very handy or at least signage to one.
Written March 3, 2021
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