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“Cooks Beach is beautiful”
Review of Cooks Beach

Cooks Beach
Amsterdam, New York
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Cooks Beach is beautiful”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I recently spent a mid-winter day at Cooks Beach with 3 children and they loved it here. Cooks Beach is a shallow, white sand, clear blue water beach with no surf, and it's perfect for families and young children. The estuary at the south end of the beach is fantastic fun for all ages & it's here were we spent most of our time while the kids played. Also great for river kayaking & paddling. For extra fun, drive 5 mins to Ferry Landing & leave the car while you take the little ferry across to Whitianga, and grab some fish & chips for a picnic in the park while the kids enjoy the great playground beside the harbour. Easy to do, cheap, & fun for all ages.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Stunning beach”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

If you like to find isolated beaches where few people go then this stunning beach is for you.

Cooks beach is only a short drive from Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove and just as good. Lovely arc of pure white sand in the most beautiful setting.

You can drive right up to it or walk to it from Ferry landing via Flaxmill Bay, Shakespeare's Cliff & Look Out from where you get the the most amazing views of Mercury Bay. Then drop down to Cooks beach.

Return via the bottom path that takes you along by the road.

The return walk takes you no more than two hours.

Visited February 2013
Thank SueJim126
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Relaxing at cooks beach”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Cooks Beach is a beautiful relaxing spot - the beach is great to walk - high tide can be difficult as water reaches retaining wall for a short section. Swimming in the Estuary is fun - swim over to the other side as it's much sandier. Simple dairy and takeaways bring your supplies with you if you are staying for a few days or take the ferry (passenger) over to Whitianga to get your supplies and have a look around.

Visited January 2013
Thank Wweeekender
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great beach”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Great beach, nice for kids, however very little to no shade, so take an umbrella! No shops on the beach, but its only a short walk to the shops where there is a cafe, little shop and a take away.

Visited January 2013
Thank SparklyoneNz
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