Cooks Beach

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Cooks Beach
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Insp
Whakatane, New Zealand6 contributions
Feb 2022
It’s a beach! It had sea and sand. No one else there - usually like that in NZ - I sometimes wonder where everyone is?…
Written 22 February 2022
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JuliaL03
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions
Jan 2022
Beautiful long white sand beach, great for swimming and paddle boarding or exploring the sea caves..
Written 16 January 2022
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Heather M
Auckland, New Zealand81 contributions
Dec 2021
Cooks beach was a good beach to swim at. I enjoyed it but liked New Chumms beach better. It is a safe beach to swim at for adults. A bit of a pull in the waves when trying to get back to the beach.
Written 29 December 2021
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Leif P
5 contributions
Oct 2021
very safe and sheltered bay for families with younger children, there is a cafe/bar and convenience store as well as fishing and tackle supplies store
Written 12 October 2021
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Simon D
Auckland, New Zealand645 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We stopped in on a Friday on trip through the Coromandel and whilst staying in Whitianga. We had not visited before and I know people who have holidayed here. Its probably most notable and named for Captain Cook's visit in the late 1700's and its proximity to Ferry Landing where the Whitianga ferry shuttles passengers.
It was reasonably quiet when we visited even with school holidays on.
Another white sandy beach typical of many on Coromandel's east coast.
Written 4 October 2020
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Rantin rover
Biggar, UK8,443 contributions
Mar 2020
The beach at Cooks Beach is unremarkable in itself. It's sandy and forms a horseshoe around the Bay however it lacks shelter and any other features. We stayed in the settlement for a couple of nights and had a walk along Marine Parade which overlooks the beach however it just looked a bit neglected. This is probably due to the number of superb beaches in the area including nearby Lonely Bay, Hahei, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.

It is of historic interest from the point of view that Captain Cook landed here in 1769 and observed the transit of Mercury, where the planet crossed the Sun, giving rise to the present day name of Mercury Bay and Cooks Beach. The sighting was apparently from near the estuary at the eastern end of the beach.

The settlement is a sleepy place although if you wander beyond the houses across from Marine Parade you come across a small shopping strip on Captain Cook Road which has a pub (The Vessel), a restaurant (Go Vino), a chippy (The Frying Scotsman) and a general store which has everyday groceries and a good wine selection if you are looking for something to eat and drink.
Written 6 July 2020
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Pam D
Mansfield, UK1,446 contributions
Feb 2020
A huge beautiful sandy beach - hardly anyone there. Like a previous visitor we were there on a Monday - everything was closed, we couldn't find anywhere to eat or have a drink.
Written 27 March 2020
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Hans750
The Hague, The Netherlands1,173 contributions
Dec 2019
Without knowing we were here as well 18 years ago. We enjoyed it at that time. But now, on a monday afternoon ... not really. Everything was closed (we didn't know) and the beach was empty. It was a waste of time so we walked all the way back to the ferry again. Too bad and disappointing.
Written 18 March 2020
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Bill G
Tauranga, New Zealand16 contributions
Mar 2020
The beach looked nice but the township looked tired and was quite small. I didn't see anything interesting enough to entice me to stop
Written 14 March 2020
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Jennie D
Christchurch, New Zealand14 contributions
Feb 2020
Wonderful and very long beach. golden sands and great areas for swimming and exploring. A great day out.
Written 11 February 2020
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