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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  • With the Waitakeres closed for walks due to Kauri Dieback, this is one of the few places people can still walk over the hills. The Bethells to O'Neills walk is a bit of a puffer...but manageable. More...  more »
  • This ones a must!! This beach wasn’t as popular as beaches like Piha but it was by far the best of all the beaches I visited in Auckland. Make sure you also hike the Hillary Trail for amazing views al...  more »
  • A good place to come for a walk.. around 40 min drive from kelston and through some curvy road before arriving but the result is great.  more »
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