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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  • Bethell's is a beautiful black sand beach in the Ranges. I recommend it for the views and especially sunrise and sunset photography. It's the perfect way to start and end your day. 
  • Have wanted to see this place for ages and we were not disappointed. Huge bay popular with walkers and surfers. Care needed in choosing where and when to swim. Plenty of warnings to advise visitors. 
  • We love going to Bethells, nice on a summers day and even better in winter when the tides out with no one around. Also can go for a walk around the sand dunes, good fun!