We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tahunanui Beach

Bisley Walk, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Review Highlights
A beach for all seasons

Tahunanui Beach is one of the finest city beaches in New Zealand. In summer the flat sandy beach is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nelson, New Zealand
Top 10 beach in NZ

I have been to hundreds all around country & this is a stand out. Great for families due to safe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shane an Louise D
Napier, New Zealand
Read all 140 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bisley Walk, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Write a Review
Reviews (140)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 130 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tahunanui Beach is one of the finest city beaches in New Zealand. In summer the flat sandy beach is perfect for sunbathing, game playing, racing around, and making sand castles. The beach is long enough to get in a good walk at most tides, the...More

Thank Angela217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to hundreds all around country & this is a stand out. Great for families due to safe nature. Sand great for digging & building castles

Thank Shane an Louise D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the carpark there's plenty of parking and some mobility park spots also. We like to look out to sea and take in the scenery regardless of the day and weather. A favorite spot of ours to eat our fish and chips before heading home....More

Thank Miriam G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...and it's still nice and clean and unspoiled. Never disappoints. Been a part of my life...from family holidays as a kid from 1968 onwards......whether living in Christchurch, the UK or Melbourne, it's still sensational to come back to.

Thank 68Wildcat
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Although winter the walk was lovely as the sun set over the water. It's a long enough walk to make one feel invigorated.

Thank Jennie C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We picked the family up at the airport at 9.45am from Auckland on a gorgeous sunny morning. Decided to go straight to the beach in case the weather changed! After late breakfast at the beach cafe -yummy and fun for a 2 and 4 year...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Cafe, safe beach, playgrounds for tots to older kids, wheelchair swing, hydro-slide, bumper boats, trampoline park, petanque, dog free. Natureland and the model train have a charge but a very reasonable one. Swimming is not recommended on an outgoing tide in the channel, very safe...More

Thank Suegcross
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Loved to walk with our feet in the surf.Such a cleansing experience with the soft gentle waves caressing our feet.

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Wow, what an incredible beach, just hiding outside the town centre and surrounding by sports fields. We came expecting a small strip of sand, but the tide was out and we could walk for miles. Friendly locals as we walked was a bonus too. Beautiful...More

Thank Salcheltenham
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I always go for a walk with my dog to this beach. We love it, nice, peaceful and great for walk and water sports. The only thing I saw quite often was hidden rubbish and bottles of alcohol at the back track beach, sometimes woodfire...More

Thank virgonelson
Nearby Restaurants
Raglan Roast
9 reviews
.26 km away
Smugglers Pub and Cafe
474 reviews
.28 km away
The Sands Fish and Chip Shop
151 reviews
.25 km away
Sprig & Fern Tahuna
96 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Natureland Zoo
118 reviews
.31 km away
Bay Tours Nelson
197 reviews
.75 km away
Pro Karts
66 reviews
.43 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
22 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from KristinThorogood | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not