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Address: Mercury Bay, New Zealand

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Camping and family fun

Great place to camp and enjoy the outdoors. A nice safe beach for the most part just have to use common sense around any water

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Deborah V
Whangamata, New Zealand
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Whangamata, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to camp and enjoy the outdoors. A nice safe beach for the most part just have to use common sense around any water

Thank Deborah V
Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Coromandel is just one of the many beautiful parts of New Zealand, and Cooks is just one of many beautiful beaches on the Coromandel. But it is lovely, and it is surrounded by interesting countryside. It gets very crowded at holiday times, but if youre lucky enough to be there offpeak it's so peaceful. Walk, bike, swim or just... More 

Thank Balladeer1248
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay here on our trip to NZ for a few days. The beach itself is beautiful and unspoilt, the whole stretch is just sand with wonderful views of the surroundings and out to sea. There are local walks nearby and a few nice places to have a drink or something to eat... More 

Thank EMS4321
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Had the beach almost to ourselves at Easter, it was warm & just beautiful. Kids swam, played cricket & built sand castles. worth a visit

Thank SunBeachFun2014
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30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

This is such a unspoilt spot in the coromandel perfect for families with young children. The flat bay is perfect for them to splash around in, not having to worry about a big wave knocking them over. I basically grew up here and this is what I call home, returning most summers for New Years . I have met so... More 

Thank Kiwitraveler95
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

A beautiful and unspoiled beach with relatively safe swimming. Slightly marred by jet skiers off-shore but a great place for a dip in the sea. Lots of families and friends chilling and having a great afternoon. The views give the impression that nothing much has changed around here since the first explorers arrived. You are forced to relax as there's... More 

Thank Jane C
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

Cooks Beach is gorgeous like so many of New Zealand's beaches. This beach stands out, though, because it is perfect for families. First of all, it is huge and not overly crowded. Secondly, it did not have any undertow the two days we were there. The beach is also shallow for quite a ways out. There is also a small... More 

Thank feelingbeachy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Such a beautiful part of New Zealand to holiday, so much to do, grab a kayak and see this beautiful part of our country or visit a vineyard and sample a glass, enjoy a pizza or platter. Take a walk along these beautiful beaches, enjoy the birdlife and don't forget Cathedral Cove. This is easy to get to from Whitianga... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

a safe beach to be for a swim! when we got there it was 5:30pm so there were many ppl around so it was nice and quiet. it was fun would go back there again. '

Thank Yu Q
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

This long white sand beach is in a sheltered location and provides space to spread out and To enjoy the warm water and gentle waves. The Estuary at the southern end of the beach provides an even more sheltered location for a day of family fun. There is a toilet block near the estuary and another in the centre of... More 

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