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Lovely family spot

We took our teenage girls for a walk along the beach and an ice cream at Ginger Snap. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
blairanddebbie
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Auckland, New Zealand
Walk on the beach, pat the dogs and drink you coffee

My title says it all. This is a dog beach, and its wonderful. You can grab a coffee from the shops... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TJSing2008
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Singapore, Singapore
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Browns Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our teenage girls for a walk along the beach and an ice cream at Ginger Snap. Lots of delicious gelato flavours and nice coffee - I had almond milk coffee which was delicious. Not over the top price wise. Lots of cafes, not...More

1  Thank blairanddebbie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My title says it all. This is a dog beach, and its wonderful. You can grab a coffee from the shops, walk from one end to the other, enjoy the rockpools at low tide, chase your kids along the tightly packed wet sand, and collect...More

Thank TJSing2008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go for a drive down to browns bay and get some fish and chips and eat by beach, wonderful evening, sun and atmosphere

Thank RichardvG
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

It's not exotic by any means, but it's a magical place to me. The 13 hour flight from the States was worth it. The cafes, bakeries, department stores, supermarkets, and restaurants are welcoming, family-friendly and within walking distance. Nothing in downtown Auckland impressed me nearly...More

Thank fastbird2550
Reviewed July 5, 2018

After fighting for a space to sit on at European beaches - and usually having to pay for a beach lounger to get a place - it always amazes us when we return to Browns Bay and find plenty of room to move. Not to...More

1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The beach at Browns Bay feels like an extension of the town rather than a separate place. Because of the proximity of the beach front to the shopping streets it’s berry easy to enjoy both. The ransition from shopsto beach is Avery pleasant green recreational...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed March 2, 2018

After driving around, we took a stroll around Browns Bay. There were lots of people milling around a makeshift stage where in they were going to show a movie. Families were there enjoying the breeze, lounging on blankets, trying the food from the various kiosks...More

Thank JYao55
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I am privileged enough to live in Browns Bay. When we first moved here we lived at the beach, it's so perfect, clean, safe and no Riff Raff. It is an unpatrolled beach although it maybe because it has no history of drownings or incident....More

Thank ChongMow
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

This is my favourite beach both winter and summer! I often come in the morning to walk the dog, and sometimes in the afternoon after school for a quick swim or ice cream. And occasionally we’ll come down for a fish and chips dinner. What...More

Thank Kiwigirl341
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

A fabulous beach with good swimming.About a kilometre long and on a sunny day hundreds of people of all races doing their own thing .close to shops and has a large grass verge of picnicking

Thank James B
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