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Bethells Beach

Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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USD 541.10*
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Private Tour of Bethells Beach and Lake from Auckland
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USD 144.29*
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Full-Day Auckland's West Coast Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
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“sand dunes” (22 reviews)
“great beach” (16 reviews)
Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved this place. One side there is an expansive beach to wander down, and on the other is black sand dunes that lead down to a hidden lake - fabulous! We took some boogie boards to ride the sand dunes and then took a dip...More

Thank EatStayPlayNZ
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It was windswept and we did the walk on the black rocks around to the next beach. Excellent scenery! The beach and estuary is dog heaven. It was fun watching several of them run like 'a bat out of hell" (hey, what a strange expression...More

Thank Ross T
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Close to Auckland, and one of the nicer beaches, gets tidal and lots of visitors, nice to walk around

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We drove to Bethells Beach just to check it out. It was low tide which was great for walking. Apparently very common place for locals to bring their dogs. The cliffs are quite dramatic and there are caves that you can explore.

Thank gl0baltraveler
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very close to Auckland, maybe like 45 to 50 minutes drive. There is many beautiful beaches in New Zealand, this one is not the exception, however I prefer this places for long walks rather than enjoy a summer day. Apparently there has being filmed some...More

Thank Clonz16
Reviewed 18 July 2017

One of the most beautiful beaches around the West Coast, absolutely must do, wild and untamed but within 30 min from the CBD

Thank Bapu54
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

A rugged west coast beach with black sand and amazing views of the power of nature. Easy walking with caves and rock faces to explore... great for walking the dog. Surf beach for the experienced but good to get feet wet. Be prepared for blustery...More

Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Caves you can explore, rockpools to climb over and a good amount of beach to run over. This has some lovely spots for wildlife and safe for kids to play.

Thank HikersGuide2Earth
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Great place to go for walks along the coastline, or over to the lake. Nice little food truck there on weekends, with coffee, drinks, food, even pizza. Delicious food, very relaxt.

Thank doro_nz15
Reviewed 3 May 2017

There are some cool caves on the south end of the beach to walk about in. Some surfers, some fishermen. Lovely views!

Thank WingJan54
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