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Great beach

This was recommended as a must visit and we are glad we did. A bit of a drive but well worth it... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Secluded but too far away, this beach oozes contentment as soon as you arrive. Beautiful beach... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Charlotte B
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On the pacific coastal side the Whangarei Heads you will find the magnificent 5km long Ocean Beach. The Beach is surf patrolled through out the summer months and is a well known beach for boogie boarding and surfing. The water is crystal clear...more
Ocean Beach Road, Whangarei Heads 0192, New Zealand
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All reviews great beach car park on duty during summer freedom camping nice sand coast road pack a picnic clean toilets short stroll rock pools slide down bream head boogie boards long drive great walk great fun
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Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

This was recommended as a must visit and we are glad we did. A bit of a drive but well worth it. Good car park with facilities. A great beach and good sea to enjoy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BramleyLoiner21
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Secluded but too far away, this beach oozes contentment as soon as you arrive. Beautiful beach, rock pools, and delightful sand. Pack a picnic and head to ocean beach for the day, you won't regret it!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Nice freedom camping spots all along the beach with seaside at your doorstep,fresh water streams where you could "top up with water" should you need to. DOC camp at end of beach with clean toilets. A couple of shingle riverbed to cross but seemed to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sherpa822520
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Fun place to come for a swim or a hike. Safe for the kids with patrolled beach. Rock pools off to the side fun to explore. Nice big hike if you’re feeling up to it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank I2971TPangelaf
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Ocean Beach was quite literally the end or the road on our afternoon drive around Whangarei Harbour and Bream Head. Not worth the trip by itself, but fine as part of the whole

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robinjyates
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

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 the sand dunes.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank paulp378
Reviewed 25 April 2018

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 tide. Surf looked pretty good but we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jon D
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

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 camping.....BUT, if freedom camping, CLEAN UPAFTER YOURSELF, and take your detritous away...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank GladiatorDelWino
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We drove all the way along the coast road known as 'Fungharei Heads and reached the beach and discovered that it was, clean, undeveloped, and had good waves for surfing... This beach is really well worth the visit...!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 747idletraveller
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Take some shade with you - there aren't trees on the beach. The beach is gorgeous and good for swimming, surfing, body boarding or just hanging out on the beach. We often see families here.

Date of experience: February 2018
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