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Bethells Beach

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Just a lovely beach so close to Auckland

Just a wild and lovely beach with a couple of great cafes so take a drive out from Auckland for an outing at the beach.

Reviewed 30 June 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Just a wild and lovely beach with a couple of great cafes so take a drive out from Auckland for an outing at the beach.

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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

though the beach is not very great, you will find lot of restaurants near by and it is a very nice place to have a pleasant walk and dine

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Bethells Beach is not for the casual swimmer! Take heed and swim between the flags! The beach is perfect for the experienced surfer and a perfect backdrop for a delightful picnic or photo shoot. *Local Tip* Make sure you venture over to the Bethells Lake and enjoy the black sand dune and fresh water swimming hole.

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Thank DreamyJayne
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

Beach and Caves were stunning. We searched for the 'beach cafe' for ages until we realised it was pretty much a food/coffee truck.

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Thank HolidayHoliday777
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

Beautiful beach, watch out for the black sand in the summer heat. But could do with more facilities, more toilets and a cafe with eftpos for summer crowds

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

An enjoyable, rural, scenic drive; Bethells Beach is vast (you could probably land a jumbo jet on it) and stunningly scenic. No lifeguard and probably dangerous currents. We were there in autumn and it was too cool to even think of swimming. But fantastic for walking, jogging, or playing on the dark gray sand. Joggers and many families were there... More 

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Currumbin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We arrived on a Friday, and that's the 'beer n music' night at the local beachfront. We grabbed a wonderful hamburger, a beer (on site0, and listened to great music. We also enjoyed the great walks in and around the beach.

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Thank Bruce M
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

The carpark area was surrounding by mountains and bushes. I can only hear the strong waves from the ocean when I arrived in the carpark area. I was like "where is the sea?" I was puzzled. And then I walked through the bushes and sand dunes. At the top of the hills, wow! I saw the beautiful wild sea! The... More 

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Vang Vieng, Laos
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Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Bethells beach is a must do place when in auckland. 45 minutes drive from the city. Easy as to get there. Its raw and its wild. Beautiful in winter . Spectacular in summer.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

Well worth the drive through the Waitakere Ranges. A short walk from the car park brings you out in the middle of the beach. A stunning spot with a huge expanse of sand. If you turn right and walk over the hill/sand dune to the smaller beach you will be sure to be bold over. This beach is stunning and... More 

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