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A great swimming and surfing beach

You can walk for ages along this beautiful beach and the surf is great. We found the water warm... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DenzieK
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Went on Ohope Beach today when it was windy with torrential rain and then brilliant sunshine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
davidwilliambarnes
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can walk for ages along this beautiful beach and the surf is great. We found the water warm enough for early December swimming.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DenzieK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Ohope Beach today when it was windy with torrential rain and then brilliant sunshine. Understandably, there were not many people around apart from some surfers who enjoyed the elements. Lovely, clean beach with good scenic views.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice for a visit summer or winter. Walk along the beach or the walking track from far end of the beach. Nice viewing area just up the hill from Ohope which gives vistas down to ohiwa harbor. Worth a drive down to the harbor. Oysters...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SusanH343
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice beach and worth a look, but other than collecting melanoma's there isn't much to do. Nice 20 minute drive through the hills from Whakatane, and a visit to the lookout along the road made the trip worthwhile

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Willfish101
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We often drive to Ohope Beach to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere a great views. With a camping ground there its a good place for kids and surfcasting fishermen

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mjchou
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Ohope Beach is a beautiful beach - plenty of space to relax and enjoy the view of Whale and White Islands on a gorgeous summer or winter day. A fairly safe beach for swimming and shops close by for food and ice cream. Boogie boards...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rk0kk
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Ohope Beach is a wonderful family holiday destination. We stayed at the Ohope Top Ten Caravan Park over an Easter Weekend, many years ago. Taking a stroll through the park, it is clearly evident that the owners have done an amazing amount of work, upgrading...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Greg W
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Out of peak season, you can visit this white-sand beach at any point along its 11 kilometers of length, and not see another soul - just the odd black-backed gull and oyster-catcher to keep you company. Very flat, so the tide comes in really fast,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard F
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We love our family holidays to this stunning beach.. As a runner I have plenty of trails in the bush, hard climbs then straits to get the average pace back up. The fishing is tough going with the threat of stingrays about but in general...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulienz2015
Reviewed October 2, 2018

What a great beach for blokarting in the off season. It’s also lovely for swimming and playing on the sand in the summer. Loads of access and parking available.

Date of experience: September 2018
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