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Ohawe Beach

Rangatapu Street, Hawera, New Zealand
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Rugged west coast beach

Wonderfully rugged west coast beach, black sand, lots to explore, plenty of driftwood, great place... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Hastings, New Zealand
Down for an afternoon with family for a bit of swimming and boogie boarding

Very simple beach area and good for surf and boogie boarding when tide is about an hour away from... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Hawera, New Zealand
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“black sand” (4 reviews)
“low tide” (2 reviews)
“driftwood” (4 reviews)
Rangatapu Street, Hawera, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Wonderfully rugged west coast beach, black sand, lots to explore, plenty of driftwood, great place to watch the sunset. Good waves, great for families, 10 minutes drive from Hawera.

1  Thank vikj0n
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Very simple beach area and good for surf and boogie boarding when tide is about an hour away from high tide. A bit rocky. River hole is nice for kids. Ohawe seems to have a nice friendly community and the local historic monument is worth...More

Thank Vinaki1
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Quintessential west coast beach: high & steep cliffs, rocky, black sand, big waves. Makes for a awesome walk though, and amazing sunsets in the evening. There sometimes is actually really good swimming & surfing, just straight off the boat ramp. the water looks a bit...More

1  Thank roythomas2016
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Spent four nights here in November. Manager Phoebe was the perfect manager. Obliging and relaxed with buckets of personality. Camp facilities were clean and quirky. Will definitely go back one day.

Thank Raewynn F
Reviewed 8 February 2017

So worth going to this beach. Very windy so be prepared. But the walk at low tide is so worthwhile. It is such a beautiful beach with such amazing views. A true and valuable expression of a visit to Taranaki. We took a light meal...More

Thank Lorns1960
Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you are looking for a beach to get yourself some cool bits of driftwood or pumice then this is the beach for you. Just remember to leave some behind!

Thank peasinap0d
Reviewed 28 October 2016

this is a neet little spot it wos so much fun. ther is a playground wich is pretty cool not the best in the word but if u have spere time it is a neet little bech. u can swim in the water ride horses...More

Thank Russell D
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A west coast beach that is not very developed, you can walk along the beach when the tide is out. There is a river that children seem to enjoy and spots that are good for a barbecue. A small private campground is in a sheltered...More

Thank John & Cheryl H
Reviewed 11 April 2016

A wonderful wild beach. Bring some time to look at the driftwood, cones and soak up the black beach atsmophere.

Thank YBlume
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty cool spot. It's a bit out of the way. Fairly cool beach, plenty of history around it too. It can get a little bit windy. So maybe hold onto your hats.

Thank SilicoJack
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