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The drive to Opito Bay offered wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and coastline. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful beach with waves and a stunning beach. The sea was very clear the day we went and... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
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Opito Bay Road, Kuaotunu 3592, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to Opito Bay offered wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and coastline. The beach itself was empty - so we enjoyed wandering along it, searching for shells and admiring the panorama. Clean white sand and gentle surf would make this a great place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank montemaranne
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

What a beautiful beach with waves and a stunning beach. The sea was very clear the day we went and with the islands in the distance and white sand it was glorious. It is so worth the drive if you are in the Coromandel area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NZ_abroad
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Over another hill from Otama Beach but again well worth the drive. This beach is long and shallow without the drop off. A great beach for kids to play in the water and be safe.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lulubelle99ca
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

This lovely beach faces north according to my compass but where it faces really depends on where you are as it arcs around. There is a great view over to islands and a lovely walk to be had. Swimming is good to as there are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Madshus
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is a beach that faces East so it is safe from the normal northerlies of the Coromandel. The beach shelves gentled to allow safe swimming at all tides. It is over 4kms long so you will always have a large piece of it to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DaveE1913
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

I loved the clear blue water, fine white sand and native vegetation around. Good for a swim as the sea is shallow and no rocks or sea grass to step on. I wish we had brought food for a pick nick. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NicCan136
Reviewed 26 April 2018

First time here last weekend while travelling with friends in our motorhomes. The views from the road down to the bay are amazing. Good flat beach which I should think would be great for swimming in the warmer months. A variety of newer and older...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Strickes
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Drove to here via windy cliff ride. Really hot day and we needed a swim. The beach was near deserted. The area is clean and the sea was so refreshing. Not many travellers/ tourists come here. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Superram66
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We spent a week here with our 3 kids (12, 10 & 4). It is one of NZ’s nicest beaches we’ve been to - warm, beautiful sand, gentle surf, sandy sea bed with very little seaweed etc. The settlement is super low-key with a mix...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Sonamora
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Long white sandy beach. Surf. No people.Great for sand castle building. Even wifi and cell phone coverage. Perfect.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from 870annr | Reviewed this property |
Yes to dogs but I don't think there is a camping ground. Contact the tourism office at Whitiangi for mor info
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