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Nice beach to have a stroll with dogs as well

Ohawe is not a big beach and rather stony so not so suitable for swimming but ideal for taking the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hawera, New Zealand
via mobile
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Love this beach.. great place to go for a swim Just a drive watch the waves. Love returning to my... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Amanda T
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“black sand”(5 reviews)
“low tide”(4 reviews)
“close to town”(2 reviews)
Rangatapu Street, Hawera, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ohawe is not a big beach and rather stony so not so suitable for swimming but ideal for taking the dogs out as it is an off-leash area. Some fisherman goes there but not sure how successful they are. There is a camping area which...More

Thank Mandypandy7
Reviewed 4 March 2018

found this by mistake and what a wonderful time we had there,lovely place to picnic and they have BBQs

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Love this beach.. great place to go for a swim Just a drive watch the waves. Love returning to my hometown.

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Went to this beach for a walk with my grand sons and our dog Sam. Although a black sand beach the vista was stunning!! Also there is a walled area to the right of the beach where children were on their body boards and in...More

Thank Gillian A
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

When is low tide it is very neat place where to go for a swimm. Great for kids, close to town. Very good..........

Thank inga2016
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Rugged and stunning coastline. Big surf, lots of rips and black sand. Good walking at low tide and nice to watch the sunset. There have been thousands of blue vilella marine creatures washed up over the previous week. Sadly they were dead and very very...More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A really nice, not overley used, little beach in South Taranaki. There is a lovely small community that live in the settlement, a great country style hall with enough room to layout a few sleeping bags for an overnight stay. A good beach for a...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I was back in Taranaki to do some research and tracked down the Soldiers Cemetery at the beach which I had never bothered to visit before. It was worth the walk through a paddock to get to it. And then we went for a great...More

Thank SLRobinsonNZ
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
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