Ocean Beach, Whangarei Heads

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#2 of 16 in Beaches in Northland Region
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ocean Beach by using our Whangarei Heads online sightseeing planner .
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  • We spent a couple of days here with family from Auckland and Tasmania. Stayed in local batch and the kids loved the beach. We were lucky and surf was low so kids played and swam and had great fun on t...  more »
  • Stunning beach - with a great hill to climb on the Southern end with amazing views. Great walk with the dog. Kids loved the sand dune on the northern end and looking in the rocks/rock pools at low tid...  more »
  • I have been visiting Ocean Beach for over 50 years now and seen it develop from a dirt track access to a well developed (with toilet amemities), tarsealed tourist destination which allows freedom camp...  more »
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