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A wonderful white sand beach with a few holidaybhomes. Patrolled in the summer by lifeguards, a bit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daphne K
Napier, New Zealand
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We spent many, many years at this beach during the summer holidays and loved every minute. I... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Papamoa, New Zealand
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“surfing”(2 reviews)
“rocks”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hawkes Bay, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful white sand beach with a few holidaybhomes. Patrolled in the summer by lifeguards, a bit steep in placed on the beach .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daphne K
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We spent many, many years at this beach during the summer holidays and loved every minute. I notice that the baches are now very up-market and this has spoilt the 'feel' of this beautiful unspoilt spot.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank dmmillar
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I went to Waipataki yestersay (a beautiful Hawkes Bay day) with hubby and doggy. We actually wanted to walk doggy in the scenic reserve but, unfortunately, no dogs are allowed there. They are allowed (on a lead) on the beach however so this saved the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The drive is not for the faint hearted, lots of narrow windy road high up with no guard rail for the most part. The beach is protected and has lovely sand and waves. In fact I think it is the best NZ beach I have...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Julie1958594
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Maybe an hour north of Napier, down a long and winding road, one encounters this very lovely kiwi-style beach. White sand, small but good waves, toilets and locals' baches. Obviously good spot for shellfish and crays, judging the numbers searching out amongst the rocks. Very...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank dan4dd
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We drove here on our way from Napier to Taupo (bit of a detour but not much!) and so glad that we did it - the drive to the beach is absolutely beautiful - stunning countryside and the beach is beautiful. We were virtually the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank speedsister
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The drive to get here was great as not been for many years. The small village was so well kept it showed the pride of the people living in the batches. Great safe beach for swimming

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Dianne T
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Was a beautiful ride until this beach! very hot day, so perfect for swim! If you like the quiet place go at this place!!

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Mev C
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My wife and I were visiting Napier after a night in Martinborough following wine tasting. Instead of spending another day wine tasting, I thought it would be good to get outside for a hike. I looked online for hikes in the vicinity of Napier, and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We enjoyed watching the many surfers trying to stay erect on their surfboards, but their rides were short. This venue reminded us of some of the ocean beaches of California.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Dave46033
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