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Beautiful spot, worth the rocky walk!

Lovely beach, well worth the walk around the headland. Take a towel and packed lunch and spend a... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Sydney, Australia
Worth it!

Wear closed toed shoes or bare feet, jandals, flip flops, thongs - whatever you call them, useless... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Jordan C
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Mangakahia Dr, Whangapoua 3582, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

New Chums is a beautiful beach to relax on and have a swim at. It has nice blue ocean, white sand, cliffs and native lots of native bush. There were some good waves when we went, however there was a lot of seaweed floating in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Lovely beach, well worth the walk around the headland. Take a towel and packed lunch and spend a few hours there if you can... there are some lovely shady spots. Loo at the carpark is pretty gross though (there are none at the beach) -...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Wear closed toed shoes or bare feet, jandals, flip flops, thongs - whatever you call them, useless! It is a little bit of a walk along & around the rocks but well worth it for the end result. There is a lookout walk that I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Jordan C
Reviewed 4 February 2018

First of all, do not wear flip-flops/jandals etc, you need closed footwear with a good tread. That said, I saw several people with flip-flops on, but your walk will be much easier with trainer-type shoes. Aqua shoes are even better because you need to walk...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Duffadil
Reviewed 28 January 2018

It takes roughly 30-40minutes of walking along a rocky shore to get to this hidden gem, but its well worth it. when you start to cross over towards the beach you can opt to take a 10min side hike up a hill which rewards you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Backpacker_Bret
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

New Chum Beach (NCB) is located at the north end of Mangakahia Dr, Whangapoua. There is parking at the lagoon reserve there. Note that Google maps may take you to a different location (we and three other cars followed a gravel road to a private...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank W3255DDkeithh
Reviewed 17 January 2018

After reading about this beach we knew it might be a difficult walk to get there! We had to cross a fairly deep stream and then walk over very large boulders for about 15 minutes and then a steep muddy path covered with tree roots...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 11Judith
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Easier to find than we thought. No problem crossing creek about 3 hours before low tide. Highly recommend proper shoes for the walk as the rocks are sharp and numerous. Look out for the track about half way to save walking on rocks. Well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank zoe3899
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

If in the Coromandel area, you must visit this outstanding beach. Need to wear decent footwear (NOT JANDALS) to cross the rocks but the short walk round the headland is totally worth it. New Chums beach is golden sand, gentle waves, amazing views out to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Y2204BGsamm
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Been travelling around north island. 35 min walk across tight corners and rough stones ( on hands and legs) to get to new chum beach. Not worth the hard walk. Supposed claim as top 10 beach ? Hmm!! definitely an urban myth as have seen...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank sparktoflame
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8 January 2018|
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Response from zoe3899 | Reviewed this property |
If they are used to this sort of activity and have proper foot wear on I’d say yes