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“Wild West”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bethells Beach

Bethells Beach
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$108.01*
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Full-Day Auckland's West Coast Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
Ranked #31 of 260 things to do in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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Auckland, New Zealand
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87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Wild West”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Isolated and wild, you'll love its savagery. Don't forget the sunblock. Black sand beach

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Nelson, New Zealand
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“Amazing black beach”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

Wonderful coastline, wild sea. Great for a walk but no shelter if you need it. Take your own shade. Not recommended for swimming,

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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Beware Th eBlack Sand”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

Great beach, lots of room, but beware the black sand gets very hot in Summer. Good excuse for a swim too

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Auckland
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41 reviews
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“Family fun - but bring the jandals”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Great beach - but treat with respect. sometimes have a strong rip. Lifeguards usually on duty - swim between the flags and you will be OK. Nice long beach - black sand (hence the need for footwear to get from the beach to your car without burning the sloes of your feet). In summer, a mobile cafe caravan springs up and believe me the food and coffee is EXCELLENT.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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“The hidden treasure”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

There's a bit of a walk along the creek to get to this beach. It gets quite hot in summer due to the black sand. There is an off leash area for dogs, sometimes you see horses here. There are caves to explore (best at low tide). Bring water friendly shoes to cross the creek and go over to O'Neill's beach, which is cool. But beware the surf!

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