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Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Road, Hastings, New Zealand
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Kilometres of open sandy Beach

No crowds beautiful surrounding area and a long sandy beach stretching for many kilometres.Great... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Hastings, New Zealand
Worth it

The best beach around. Amazing soft sand, fresh sea breeze and clean, clear water. This is our... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
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Travellers talk about
“lovely beach” (5 reviews)
“scenic drive” (5 reviews)
“surf club” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ocean Beach Road, Hastings, New Zealand

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

No crowds beautiful surrounding area and a long sandy beach stretching for many kilometres.Great for a long walk or a place to just lay on the beach in the summer months. However still very attractive at other periods as there is plenty to seeing the...More

Thank greyloxley
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The best beach around. Amazing soft sand, fresh sea breeze and clean, clear water. This is our favourite local beach.

Thank Eire108
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The drive from Napier & Hastings was long but rather fun. A little precarious driving on the steep slopes nearer Ocean Beach though. However, I didn't really enjoy the beach in winter. Strong waves and even stronger wind! Perhaps I will come back in summer!

Thank Rizal S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you think Hawkes bay only has stoney beaches you would be wrong. This beach has a estuary which warms up so quick. I go here every summer and I love it.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Lovely beach. Sandy and not crowded. Nice place for picnics and swimming g in summer with friends and or family.Took my little granddaughter and she had lots of fun in the sand and paddling in the sea. Road out there a tiny bit winding in...More

Thank Leonie B
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a very nice sandy beach withing half an hours travel from Havelock North, A great place for a picnic on a fine day.

Thank Treeleaper
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Was visiting Hawkes Bay for a long weekend and checked out a number of surf beaches. While the surf gets good at Ocean Beach I found it much more pleasant to catch waves at Waimarama. Was a bit lonely out on my own at Ocean...More

Thank Papamoabill
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ocean Beach is a lovely sandy beach, just a few small holiday cottages but you can enjoy a walk in a quiet place. It is a few kms to get there but well worth the trip

Thank EthelmayHB
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Beautiful beach, endless views of the ocean and the hills. A real treasure of New Zealand. Good beach for swimming and beach walks.

Thank Francisca P
Reviewed 6 March 2017

There is a camping ground here and a surf life saving patrol, high tower and building, so a safe beach. Typical grey sand New Zealand beach, long, couldn't see the ends, sea gulls, dogs a typical beach atmosphere. Holiday cribs, young couples, sun, sea and...More

Thank ibaas2016
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Andrew C
28 December 2016|
Response from Karen B |
You are correct. The address and pin that's shown is for Haumoana. A map app will get you to OB though.