Bethells Beach, Auckland

4.6
#1 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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  • When we arrived on the beach we saw a small area had been set up as being patrolled by the surf life saving team and were worried that there wouldn't be enough space for us to boogie board. However it...  more »
  • Unfortunately the beach wasn’t safe for swimming the day we went so we headed up to the famous sand dunes & the kids slid down them. So it was still worth the trip - and we saw baby dotterels. It’s on...  more »
  • 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 »
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