Aramoana Beach, Dunedin

4.7
#5 of 16 in Beaches in South Island
Aramoana Beach is a long, white-sand beach split in half by the Mole, a breakwater stretching out into the harbor entrance. Take a walk down the Mole when the waves are crashing in for an exciting stroll, and watch the albatrosses swoop down to the water. A trail and boardwalk pass along tidal slat marshes, leading to a large sandhill at the beach's northern tip. Surfers frequent the rough waters, and families often come with picnics. For Aramoana Beach and beyond, use our Dunedin itinerary builder to get the most from your Dunedin vacation.
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  • July 20, 2017
    I love Aramoana. It is the same side of the harbour that I live on, so it is a monthly visit at least. I walk along the mole and one of either of the beaches. My son, a surfer, tells me that the waves...  more »
  • July 2, 2017
    Worth going, take the kids and take a packed lunch or nibbles. Give wildlife space and no camera flash! Enjoy the freedom, waves and sand.  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    We happened upon this beautiful beach whilst in Dunedin for a few days and we are so happy we found it. We had it all to ourselves one chilly yet sunny morning and had a fantastic walk almost all the ...  more »

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