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Beautiful area

Nice quiet area. A few good restaurants around. Matakana markets are a must. Would be s great spot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachael Q
Best around high tide

Snells beach is one of those beaches that can seem like two different places depending on the... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2019
dean m
Warkworth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice quiet area. A few good restaurants around. Matakana markets are a must. Would be s great spot in summer months

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rachael Q
Reviewed July 23, 2019

Snells beach is one of those beaches that can seem like two different places depending on the weather and tide. I live locally and love it in all conditions but it's absolutely at it's best when the tide is in, sun is shining and pohutakawas...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dean m
Reviewed May 24, 2019

Used to be a lovely spot, sadly many new houses= more people around trying to get their ways for everything :( Lost a lot the sense of community becoming a "let's point fingers at the others", speacially using binocolars!!!! Sad! ;( ;(

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MA123C
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

I love walking on this beach, which I have renamed shells beach as it is covered with beautiful shells. When the sun is shining there is no better place to walk your dog.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Janis B
Reviewed March 15, 2019

I was there for a midweek, midday, swim this week. The tide was high - as it has to be for swimming on this shallow (safe) beach, and the water was flat and warm. Hundreds of meters of shoreline, with great views of the islands...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dave S
Reviewed March 6, 2019

A secluded cove on the West Coast of North Island with some good swell. We went on a dull day and the beach was quite deserted. Some interesting walks, including the climb up the rock. Volcanic sand, but great for kids to play in. Attractions...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gck617
Reviewed February 9, 2019

Snells Beach is typical of NZ's natural beauty. Views of the nearby islands are simply gorgeous. This lovely bay is safe for swimming for young and old and a wonderful safe boating paradise.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris W
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Beautiful views to Kawau Island. Lovely paved walkway along sea front with plenty of shady spots to sit & picnic, read or just enjoy the scenery. Safe swimming. Close to cafes, & lots of other things to see & do.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kumquat712
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

A convenient beach if you're staying in Warkworth but there are lots better a shortish drive away, such as those at tawharanui regional park. This one is pretty long and thin. There is not much sand when the tide is high and it's quite gritty....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A beautiful, peaceful place to rejuvenate and unwind. The North end of Snells Beach is a stunning boutique part of the region.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cindy W
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