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Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Road, Hastings, New Zealand
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Worth the trip

Wewere doing a bit of a tour around the area and headed to ocean beach. The drive there was nice... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Simon P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
via mobile
Secluded beautiful empty beach!

We came here to take photos and were pleased that there was no one else around on this spring day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Wewere doing a bit of a tour around the area and headed to ocean beach. The drive there was nice but the reward was worth it. There is parking by the beach and many miles of sandy beach to Walk and enjoy. Highly recommended.

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here to take photos and were pleased that there was no one else around on this spring day. Just wet sand and great views across some grassy hill toward another beach. Perfect place for a quiet walk.

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sandy beach on the waterfront with grass behind the sand. Steep hills around the beach. Looks like a good beach for surfers. Not toilets around or cafes.

Thank travelguy1969
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a beautiful spot - well worth the extra few kms if you are doing a scenic day drive and going to a few wineries

Thank ttzy
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
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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.