Bethells Beach, Auckland

4.6
#2 of 8 in Beaches in Auckland
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 trip tool.
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  • Third world mobile phone coverage. Te Henga walkway start and finish difficult to find on line. Walk is difficult and potentially dangerous in places especially as no phone coverage if you get into...  more »
  • Beach is popular, has capable, well equipped surf life guard on patrol, flags for swimming area. Nearby walk sand dunes and lake circuit is worthwhile too. Try a sasnd dune slide.  more »
  • Coming from Southern California beach country, I can tell you this beach, so close to an urban area would be absolutely ruined by too many visitors. GO THERE BEFORE everyone finds out about this...  more »

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