Bethells Beach, Auckland
(4.6/5 based on 240+ 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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  • A short ferry ride brings you to Devonport a delightful little suburb of Auckland. Looking for lunch, brought us to Bette's. We were drawn in by the interesting selection. It offers both a traditional...  more »
  • This is something that you must come and see. The black sand is very different from the golden sands of Australian beaches. The feel of the black sand is different. Just watch out for the "Quick Sand"...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful experiences I have had. Nature at it's purest best. A definite must-do when in Auckland.