Whangamata Beach, Whangamata

4.8
#2 of 12 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. Put Whangamata Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Whangamata itinerary maker.
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  • August 3, 2017
    During certain summer periods there is a restriction on dogs on the beach, The beach is lovely and clean and makes for a fun day out.  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    One of the best beaches in Coromandel, great surfing down at the northern end, two fabulous islands just off the coast, and an interesting walk along beachfront properties. Worth a visit even on a col...  more »
  • July 2, 2017
    Such a beautiful beach. Lovely views. Easy access. Not sure how long it is but long enough to be able to go for a decent walk. Great to see so many people out there walking their dogs and enjoying it....  more »

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