Bethells Beach, Auckland Central

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#2 of 8 in Beaches in Auckland Central
Black-tinged sands and crashing waves make Bethells Beach popular with surfboarders and skimboarders. You can also explore the nearby boardwalks and bushwalks, leading to waterfalls, caves, and hidden coves. The prevailing westerly winds provide favorable conditions for parasailing and hang gliding in this area. For a calmer bathing experience, head across the sand dunes and take a dip in a nearby freshwater lake, trapped between the green bush and black sands. Put Bethells Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Auckland Central trip tool .
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  • Wide Beach, clear, clean, where seagulls resting undisturbed, the waves get longer to shore and it is delicious stroll
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  • Don't forget your shoes! This is a black sand beach and you have a little walk from the car park to the beach but the walk is worth it. Lots of beach space, dunes and surf. When life guards are presen...  more »
  • Long walks to enjoy the bay, the sandy beaches and the sea around. It will be there for a long time ahead in all its beauty for us to admire. A splendid day for all.  more »

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As a modern and cosmopolitan city, Auckland benefits from a range of accommodations. From downtown luxury and boutique hotels to suburban bed and breakfasts, motels, and campsites, visitors of all persuasions and budgets can find something to suit them. A cluster of accommodations around the airport make convenient stops for those traveling late, while the popular harbor area offers rooms with a nice view. RV parks on the edge of town make a great basecamp for getting out into the surrounding landscape.
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