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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A good place to come for a walk.. around 40 min drive from kelston and through some curvy road before arriving but the result is great.

Thank Helena O
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're wanting to be by yourself here you can as it one of the hidden gems of Auckland with a great pop up food place at night. The parking is not great but you can park back from the beach.

Thank crowntoursnz
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to get the cobwebs out of your hair- great cafe there during the weekends in summer.

Thank BMoniqueB
Reviewed 3 August 2018

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
Reviewed 19 May 2018

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

Thank Andrew T
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
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
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

2  Thank ColinC2437
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
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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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.