Waiotahe Beach

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Vicki W
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Waiotahe Beach is an absolutely beautiful gateway to the East Cape. The fishing is excellent, particularly over the summer months, good for surf casting or long liners.

For picknickers or day trippers thoroughly recommend setting up for the day under the pohutukawas about half way along the beach. Apart from around the river mouth at the Northern end of the beach most areas are save to swim, best nearing high tide.

White Island sits directly out from Waiotahe ( approx 15-20kms offshore), and can be seen quite easily on most days, usually puffing a small plume of white smoke., pretty spectacular if you haven’t seen her before!

We like to fish the Northern end on an I ncoming tide, and best results for snapper are usually on change of light or an evening fish.

The Opotiki Surf Life Saving facility and toilets are situated at the southern end of the beach, the club only manned on more popular days (holidays and weekends usually).
Written 6 April 2022
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Mandy&Kap
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Went here to see the seals.. heard they hang out there.. but nah nobody home.. lovely and clean stop over though..
Written 18 January 2022
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Fam5er
North Island, New Zealand33 contributions
Family
We visited late January - a lovely beach but we had windy weather which was disappointing but not uncommon for a NZ summer! I would have liked to see lifeguards out and to be able to safely swim between the flags, as a couple of days the sea was quite rough, but no lifeguards even though it was still summer school holidays - perhaps the 2m Great White that cruised in front of us was the lifeguard? 😜🤔
Written 31 January 2021
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Suzi
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Waiotahe Beach is not crowded, safe and there is life saving there. We even got to see Orcas cruising by
Written 3 January 2021
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Brenda R
Matamata, N.Z101 contributions
Always a breathtaking experience driving along the main road to Opotiki from Whakatane when you come round the corner and see this lovely beach. The road follows it for several kms and at the far end there is a coffee cart by the beach.
Written 27 April 2020
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68skp70
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand323 contributions
Couples
We stayed at Ohiwa Beach and walked up to this area. Nice beach with stream into sea and nesting sea birds
Written 22 February 2020
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davidwilliambarnes
Blackpool, UK1,420 contributions
Couples
A nice enough beach that stretches for miles. Nice turquoise sea when the sun is out. However, the dead wood spoils it for me amongst the lava dust. There are much nicer, sandier beaches about - maybe I’ve been spoiled.
Written 10 February 2020
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Darryn G
Lower Hutt, New Zealand186 contributions
Family
Took the teenage daughters here and they had a wonderful time. Also, the dog had a ball running up and down the beach chasing his ball.
Written 8 January 2020
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joy532
Hamilton, New Zealand249 contributions
one of our best beaches in NZ .
lovely tree lined road with Pohutakawas on the beach line
and good laybys to pull off and enjoy our great tourist spots.
Written 2 December 2019
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Melanie T
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Family
We stopped here on our way to Gisborne and on our way back. Such a stunning beach and good views out to White Island
Written 7 May 2019
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