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Incredible white and blue

This beach is rated among the top ten in the WORLD, so we went there. After parking (space is... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2016
Rothenbuch, Germany
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Maybe not top 10 but certainly special

The best thing about this beach is the fun getting to it. You have to wade across a stream... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
Rotorua, New Zealand
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“low tide”(19 reviews)
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Mangakahia Dr, Whangapoua 3582, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This beach is rated among the top ten in the WORLD, so we went there. After parking (space is limited, so better be early!) you have to walk some 1000 meter of very rough terrain, eventually cross some water, but when you succeed you will...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this beach is the fun getting to it. You have to wade across a stream, negotiate rocks, walk a bush path through nicau palms to arrive at a beach that is beautifully unspoilt. Beware though there is nothing but beach when...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Ah62
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The path to get to the beach is rocky. During high tides the only way to reach to the beach is through a rocky path followed by a pathway. During rains the pathway can become very muddy and slippery. It took us about 40mins to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Robin V
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Whangapoua Beach is a very popular beautiful beach only a minute by car from Earls Paradise Campsite A lovely 30 min walk via Lagoon Beach and Coastline to The Very popular New Chums Beach A 7.5m Charter Fishing Launch on site sure to haul in...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Earl A
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great afternoon out at new chum. Drive over from coromandel had some great views and good fun and twisty. The walk to the beach itself is half the fun! The beach itself is a delight.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Dan M
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

So we were told this beach had received the review as one of the top ten beaches in the world. We had to go there. It needs to be near low tide as you need to cross a river. It takes about 20-30 minutes gentle...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Obviously a holiday town for New Zealanders. Housing is rather basic but well maintained as is the lawns and gardens. Has a pleasant feel about it. Not much in the way of shopping facilities near the beach. The beach itself is quite nice and you...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank arbruse
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Took the 30 min walk over the boulders and bush track to this little cove. Absolutely beautiful and would be even more so on a sunny day. Note access not safe 2 hours either side of high tide. We weren't aware of this until saw...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Liz_Mo1982
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

New chums has perfect barrel waves,nice bush/rock walk to arrive. Will be back next time in coromandel!

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Kyle D
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Amazing beach to walk to from Whangapoa. Make sure you pack a picnic and time your trip for low tide. You need to cross a small estuary at the end of Whangapoa beach to start the walk and to end your walk on way back

Date of experience: March 2016
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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