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Address: Whangamata, New Zealand
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Warmest water I've found in NZ!

As an American in NZ for over a decade, I can say the water at the swimming beaches is often too cold for me. But Whangamata Beach was delightfully warm! In the section where I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Marla H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Long clean protected beach but the water is cold (certainly by Australian standards) and with not a very challenging surf. Appears very popular with the New Zealand beach culture particularly at Christmas and New Year. The town centre has an abundance of beach type restaurants and plenty of surf shops, all of which were very busy during our visit.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As an American in NZ for over a decade, I can say the water at the swimming beaches is often too cold for me. But Whangamata Beach was delightfully warm! In the section where I swam, you could wade out for a long way. There was virtually no undertow. I should say it was low tide. I understand some sections... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped off at Whangamata Beach whilst we were driving up the coast to Coromandel Peninsula. What struck us was the peacefulness of the place, the beach was almost deserted when we visited. It was a great place to stroll on the warm day of our visit, definitely worth seeing whilst in the area.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our grandchildren loved this beach. Surfing, boogie board, playing and sandcastle building. I would prefer some shade as you have to take your own umbrella's - NO SHADE!

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Feilding, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best beaches in my opinion. Great swimming. Lovely long clean beach. A piece of paradise.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty of options with a safe surf beach. You can walk out to the island at low tide for great views back to the town. This is a real town with good shops and services.. most places north of here offer smaller convenience stores, so it's a great place to base yourself or to stock up for further adventures.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful whitw sand Kayak. Available Walks Café. Great beach. Nice little city With lots of shops nrestaurants Go

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach with lots of room to find your own space. Easy access parking and had shops/toilets close by.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful white sand beach with clean clear water. The beach is so big so it's easy to find a peaceful spot. Parking is available and there are clean toilets too. A gorgeous spot for a swim.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent four days in Whangamata over New Year's 2017 and loved this beach. My favourite aspect is that it sort of dog-legs so you can choose a side of the beach to avoid the wind if there is any, and the surf lifesavers have flagged swimming spots on both sides. The beach is very clean and the water is lovely... More 

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