Whangamata Beach, Whangamata
(4.7/5 based on 220+ 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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  • After a 6 week tour of Australia and New Zealand this was by far my favourite beach. Almost as pretty as the Maldives, but we were there during the week, imagine it gets very busy as the weekend. 
  • Loved Whangamata beach . Great beach for walking and shelling. Great place to launch a kayak for Donut island or take a surf lesson. 
  • Love this beach - great walking - can walk from the estary to the wharf. Good to see some vegetation restoration going on and bird nesting sites fenced off. 
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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.