Bethells Beach, Auckland

(4.6/5 based on 260 reviews on the web)
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. Add Bethells Beach to your Auckland travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Auckland vacation route planner.
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  • What an amazing beach. Wild and rugged, black sand with hidden caves and amazing views. Went here as part of my Xena warrior princess pilgrimage tour of NZ! My kids were NOT looking forward to this da...  more »
  • A little bit off about one hour from Auckland city to the West along a winding drive down the road if the beach. Ash Stacked black sand beaches along the coastline of long stretches behind the beach, and a huge coastal dunes and meadows. There are many families on the beach and enjoying the beaches of the resort, there are people so neolbdaboni are not too crowded. I feel a bit cold and windy, even in midsummer. If the weather is good, the entire part of the beach near the giant dune didn't get good until that missed the t.
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  • I will admit that our families love of Bethells/ Te Henga goes way back, be warned it is wild and the water can be deceiving, it's dangerous as with all the west coast beaches of Auckland. If you have...  more »