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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.
Bethells Beach reviews
We stopped by Bethells on the way back from the Te Henga walk to O'Neill Bay. We went through the path that connects O'Neill Bay to Bethells Beach. It was interesting that there looked like there was.... more »
Intense surf and left to the masters however it’s great to watch them and swim in the shallower water between the flags! Walking north there’s a cool little bag there then can go up and over the... more »
Bethells beach is a large, dark sandy stretch of sand that stretches almost 2 kilometres along New Zealand's west coast and is made up of black volcanic sand. more »
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