Whangamata Beach, Whangamata

4.7
#2 of 12 in Beaches in Waikato Region
Beach Nature / Park
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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  • Very clean beach. The locals are very friendly and nice. Good spot for relaxing and do some exercise. Awesome surf spot for all category of surfers. When there are no waves, kayaking is the best optio...  more »
  • ...you can always find a space for you and your family on this one. Loved the sand dunes, the surf, the length of it...  more »
  • We took a gentle walk along this lovely beach, right round the corner of the harbour entrance. Lovely setting. Easy parking.  more »

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