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Bethells Beach

Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“black sand” (59 reviews)
“great beach” (17 reviews)
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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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from US$134.60
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"black sand"
in 59 reviews
"west coast beach"
in 20 reviews
"great beach"
in 17 reviews
"low tide"
in 10 reviews
"huge waves"
in 3 reviews
"great coffee"
in 3 reviews
"auckland city"
in 8 reviews
"sunny day"
in 4 reviews
"new zealand"
in 10 reviews
"dunes"
in 21 reviews
"flags"
in 18 reviews
"te"
in 22 reviews
"caves"
in 31 reviews
"stream"
in 12 reviews
"windswept"
in 4 reviews
"beauty"
in 18 reviews
"piha"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The road to this place is a bit difficult to drive but the drive is worth the visit. The beach entrance is a bit far from the parking lot but once you get to the beach you will be pleasantly surprised by the sandy beach....More

Thank Eunjin C
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Deffinitely plan to go back felt at peace amazing sleep beautiful fire place cooking and eating views.

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We just walked the beach and took in the scenery and enjoyed the sound of the waves. The water is col during spring near winter.

Thank joanadventure
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This was the first beach I went to in New Zealand. It was beautiful! I was there in winter, so I did not get in the water (much :P). There were Man of War Jellyfish along the beach, but their bright blue contrasting against the...More

Thank dnh5041
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Bethells beach sits on the West Coast and provides a bit of excitement with the sand dunes and surf. There is also a local secret tucked away at the back of the sand dunes. This is the lake a bit of a hike but worth...More

1  Thank Colin C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you wish to have a break from the City & enjoy a breath or two of "sea air" it's well worth the drive out to Bethells Beach. While you are there you can usually get a very good coffee & a snack from 'the...More

Thank David E
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

A beautiful beach in a beautiful part of the world, this makes for a great day trip from Auckland. We just walked the beach and took in the scenery and enjoyed the sound of the waves. There are a couple caves along the beach, and...More

1  Thank Dustin A
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Be sure to go during low tide. Surfing, caves to explore, a quarter mile from dunes to the water, about a mile long, rocks to climb, fine sand (black and brown), no debris or seaweed, food truck, secluded, mostly uninhabited (especially during the week). Be...More

Thank Cbeed
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The beach just seemed to go on forever. So beautiful and was helped by the amazing weather we had that day. Water was so warm but freshing at the same time and the golden/black sand was lovely to feel against your feet when you are...More

Thank Nikki2970
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

It is difficult to surpass the size and beauty of any of the three major beaches (Bethells, Karkare & Piha) along the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. All three are little more than an hour’s drive west of Auckland, and each is distinctively...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
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Huiyee L
8 January 2018|
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Response from gl0baltraveler | Reviewed this property |
It's very far from everything so no. You will also not have cell phone signal for the last part of the way so if you are relying on a smartphone GPS to get there be forewarned.
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