Whangamata Beach, Whangamata

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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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  • We visited Whangamata in early October, so the temperatures were still quite fresh. It was so lovely and refreshing to be surrounded by the beauty of this place on both the east and south-facing beach...  more »
  • Even with poor weather the beach looked lovely so I can imagine it shining brighter on a glorious sunny day! Loved the islands dotting the coastline. Lots of dogs on the beach. Surf life saving races ...  more »
  • Classic beach and surf break. Breaks up to 26 feet. Nice town also. Eat at blackies. Sandy beach islands happy dogs  more »

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