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“Little slice of paradise”
Review of New Chums Beach

New Chums Beach
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

An EASY 30 min walk from Whangapoua beach, either around rocks, or there is a track in the bush for the most part. It is easier of you wear walking, sand or trail shoes. But many do it in jandals (flip flops) too. Just mind the unstable rocks!
The view as you drop down into New Chums bay - peering through the Nikau Palms, and past the Pohutukawa trees is just spectacular. If you go very early in the day, or outside of the peak summer season (Dec/Jan/Feb) you might be lucky enough to have the beach to yourself. It's a very surreal, and idyllic experience. Even still with the hundreds of visitors daily over the summer months the beach never feels busy as there is plenty of space to spread out. The shore line is also dotted with trees which provide lovely shade. Well worth the walk, which is also part of the fun.

Thank Amber Y
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

An easy walk for under 30 minutes brings you to one of the most stunning beaches in the world, and I have seen a few around the globe.

Thank craigcampbellNZ
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

This superb beach is a little more challenging to get to than some but well worth it when you arrive.

Two tips wear walking shoes not flip flops and when walking over the rocks get as near to the bank side as you can it makes it much easier.

We thought the beach might be difficult to find but it isn't. Just go to the north end of Whangapoua beach, cross over the stream which you may have to wade through if the tide is in, go over the rocks, then follow the path that goes off on your left.

The beach is stunning, great place to sunbathe and swim in the sea, some trees to get under for shade if it gets too hot and very few people, what more could you wish for.

2  Thank SueJim126
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

This is simply a stunning beach, hidden by a 20 minute walk either through rain forest or over rocks. Once you get there, the sand and sea are gorgeous and its so quiet. Bliss!!

Thank Graham S
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We made sure we made the walk at low tide to avoid getting our feet wet along the rocks and over a typical kiwi slightly undeveloped track to this stunning crescent shaped white beach lined with Pohutukawa trees and crystal deep blue sea. The endangered NZ dotterels were nesting in the dunes about the water line and the oystercatchers were poking around with their long red beaks into the sand for morsels to eat. If you want to spend the day here there is plenty of shade under the trees and the sea is safe for swimming. The walk in is all part of the attraction of enjoying this pristine beach, don't be put off - a little piece of paradise.

Thank HappyHuttleys
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