Whangamata Beach, Whangamata

4.8
#2 of 19 in Beaches in Waikato Region
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. Use our Whangamata travel tool to visit Whangamata Beach on your trip to Whangamata, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is one of our "go to" beaches. A beautiful white sand beach with a harbour, estuary and surf beach. Whatever the weather always a great place to walk.  more »
  • Of course, this busy 4km beach is the reason for the existence of the town! Lots of people walking, swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing, and playing in the sand -- yet not crowded. We enjoyed the w...  more »
  • This is a beautiful beach. You can go on an island with EBE. just make sure on the tide, otherwise you won't be coming back also it is here super who you surf möchhte
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