Bethells Beach, Auckland

4.6
#2 of 17 in Beaches in Auckland Region
Beach Nature / Park
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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  • Very close to Auckland, maybe like 45 to 50 minutes drive. There is many beautiful beaches in New Zealand, this one is not the exception, however I prefer this places for long walks rather than enjoy ...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful beaches around the West Coast, absolutely must do, wild and untamed but within 30 min from the CBD  more »
  • A truly magnificent and natural beautiful place. The roads narrow, but ok. Surfers on the beach pretty much. Surf Club on the beach. A few of the natural parks. I highly recommend!
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