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Beautiful little beach with some surprises

I loved this little beach which is pretty much the center of this little town that had a cafe and... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Smithtown, New York
Beautiful Little Secret

Beautiful beach which we visited in February and despite being "busy season" it was really quiet... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
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“safe swimming”(2 reviews)
“surf club”(2 reviews)
“white sand”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
6 Whiritoa Beach Road, Whiritoa 3691, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

I loved this little beach which is pretty much the center of this little town that had a cafe and real estate office . . . and residences. There were exotic birds, great cliffs, one of which I climbed, striking sunsets and sunrises, a hike...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Beautiful beach which we visited in February and despite being "busy season" it was really quiet. Great for a swim but some side to side rips to be a little cautious of. THe public toilets near the surf club where clean and in good working...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank PeterWalks
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We visited Whiritoa Beach on a weekday and it was virtually deserted with a few people and gulls dotted here and there along the whole stretch. The white beach was glistening in the summer sun and was a fantastic place for a stroll, we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank paullegate
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Whiritoa is a small settlement, not many permanent residents, mostly beach batches, with a small dairy/general store. It has a great "laid-back, old-world" NZ feel. Lot's of the people know each other and stop to chat. Its a quite big beach, so no problems getting...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Andrew81
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic beach to relax and explore. Is not as big as whangamata beach but is a beautiful spot where you can enjoy and go with your kids to have a fun and safe day!

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank caradri2005
Reviewed 16 January 2018

That's my selfish perspective. The fewer people who go there the better. It's a beautiful beach, with surf patrol at peak times. It's long and wide, with mainly white sand, albeit black at the river mouth. There's a blowhole at one end, a river and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Balladeer1248
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I have to admit I was intrigued by the reviews, which said it was a hidden gem and away from the crowds. I know Hahei and some other beaches are pretty amazing, but they can be really crowded at times. So we ventured out to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kiwigirl341
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I shouldn't tell you anything good about Whiritoa Beach as I just love how quiet it is. I have been holidaying there for nearly 15 years and no matter what the weather it just brings me bliss. We were there on Sunday 21st May and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Ian G
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I am reluctant to review this gem of a place as its beauty includes the lack of people and commercialism. Most people pass by on their way between Waihi and Whangamata. With a surf life saving club and 1 tiny shop where you can purchase...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank 119warners
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Whiritoa Beach is a great hidden Gem between Wahi and Whangamata. We were here in March for a week and had the whole beach for our own. This place is good for sun bathing swimming, fishing and relaxing.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank TorstenS1243
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