Whangamata Beach, Whangamata

(4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Catch a wave at Whangamata Beach, ranking among New Zealand's most popular surfing spots. This beach getaway is famous for its surfing conditions, though it is also safe to swim here. Explore the 6 km (3.7 mi) of buzzing shoreline, relax on the sand, try out a water sport, or do some fishing in the Pacific. Afterwards, you can take advantage of the fine amenities available in the resort town, or head to the nearby Coromandel and Tairua forests for hiking, biking, and more. Put Whangamata Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Whangamata itinerary maker.
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  • We spent a lovely morning here in the sunshine. It's a near white sandy beach with lifeguards on duty, and a safe swimming area marked out with flags. There are nearby toilets, and a very nice cafe. 
  • The beach offers so much from safe and flat through to a good surf for those that want the action. There is the estuary at one end for really flat and shallow water for kids. We love coming here first...  more »
  • The magnificent white sand expanse of Whangamata Beach stretches for several kilometres along the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsular. Not only does it offer a safe place for swimming, but also at...  more »
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  • I love whangamata. Everything is so nice with the beach just a short walk away. Great place to take the kids.
  • Really enjoyed our stay. It was nice to have a peaceful, fully furnished and very tidy house to stay on our NZ holiday. They even have satellite TV!
  • What a lovely place to stay! Close to the estuary, everything was so peaceful. The house was very neat and tidy, and well stocked with things such as board games.