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Address: Bisley Walk, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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best when tide is out

we walked the beach twice and was far better when the tide was out, had some, lots of dog walkers. Some fun things for kids which you can not see from the beach.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bishops Castle, United Kingdom
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Bishops Castle, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we walked the beach twice and was far better when the tide was out, had some, lots of dog walkers. Some fun things for kids which you can not see from the beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible across sand dunes. Large and sandy as well as being popular. Apart from walking and swimming, people do kite surfing and paddle boarding. Swimming is good, though the beach slopes gradually, so you may need to go out a long way.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night in march - the room was well equipped, clean and had free wifi. Would recommend this hotel.

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auckland
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78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining on our stay but the beach is a nice place to relax for a long walk with a view of the hills and mountains

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good safe beach, we enjoyed sitting in the sun and paddling in the warm water. Watching the SUP floating was entertaining.

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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At 11am on a sunny morning I found I had this whole beautiful beach to myself! It's a clean, sandy beach with coffee shops nearby and small planes flying over to land at the nearby airport.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

make sure you walk out at low tide and look back towards the beach and then walk down to the other end where the trees grow out of the sand

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely beach very clean, sea very choppy though quiet even at christmas. Cold water could do with a snack bar nearby.

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Livingston Manor, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an extraordinary beach due to the large tidal changes. At high tide the depth or width of the beach is approx. 40 yards. Then low tide the beach is almost twice as wide. The sand is off white and very fine as in an hour glass. the beach is flat without any give or without any fluffiness. The... More 

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Amberley, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many NZ beaches this is a great wide open expanse of golden sand looking spectacular on a sunny day. Clean and inviting.

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