Ocean Beach, Whangarei Heads
(4.8/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
Get involved in a number of beach activities at Ocean Beach, a large white-sand shoreline with choppy waters. The sea along this coast provides lots of waves perfect for surfing, but the wind and clear waters also mean excellent conditions for wind surfing and diving. During calmer weather, take snorkeling gear and look for colorful marine life, or throw out your line and go fishing. Be careful while swimming and only do so in patrolled areas, especially with children or weak swimmers, as the current gets quite strong here. Take a picnic and plenty of water, because you will not find restaurants or snack bars here. Use our Whangarei Heads tourist route planner to add Ocean Beach and other attractions to your Whangarei Heads vacation plans.
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  • Marvelous beach Just a 30 min drive out to the coast from Whangarei city,watch the power of the surf crash onto the beach,walk the beautiful untouched bay and even collect seafood at the far end of th...  more »
  • We, being my family, have lived in this area for 35 years and have spent many hours on 'Ocean Beach'. It is a great beach for children but do be aware of sea conditions when the lifeguards are not on ...  more »
  • Took a detour off the SH 1 en route from Whangarei to Whangaparoa, from Waipu to Warkworth.. Well worth the detour as the scenery is stunning! Ocean beach is a long curve of white sand, great for walk...  more »