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Best Hawke's Bay beach!

Take it quietly and drive the gravel, curvy road to stop at the carpark to see the stunning sight... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Hawke's Bay
Best beach!

Great beach for a spot of fishing, relaxing or swimming. Plenty of parking, surf life saving... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
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“lovely beach”(5 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ocean Beach Road, Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Take it quietly and drive the gravel, curvy road to stop at the carpark to see the stunning sight of Ocean Beach. Slowly drive down the hill and you have the most beautiful beach to walk along, amazing sand dunes, ever changing water movement, friendly...More

Thank Ordinarykiwi
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Great beach for a spot of fishing, relaxing or swimming. Plenty of parking, surf life saving nearby. Will be back!

Thank KarleneB30
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We visited Ocean Beach in May and found the beach very quiet and peaceful. Lovely fine sand and kilometres of beach. The day we were there a baby seal was sunning itself on the sand. A private road gives access to a number of holiday...More

Thank Rarebreaks
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

You can really appreciate nature of his best long this drive. The roads are a bit Curvy and a lot of fun to drive. Beautiful scenery. Ocean beach itself is a nice sandy walking beach worth the visit. It really did need some concessions close...More

1  Thank Wayne J
Reviewed 12 March 2018

A popular beach in Hawkes Bay where everybody comes to swim in summer. A great place for friend and family get togethers.

Thank edenlecomte
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Ocean Beach, Hawke's Bay is a 30 minute drive from Hastings and the first real glimpse is during the steep descent towards the beach. On a clear there would be some incredible views but when we visited the weather wasn't nice and there were limited...More

Thank paullegate
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Even in the middle of summer, this is a beautiful and wild beach to visit. Long walks are possible along the coast, with a nice view towards Kidnappers Cape. Very quiet.

1  Thank Peter T
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite things to do in life is to walk along the beach, and this is the perfect beach for walking. On recommendation of a local guide we made the 30-minute drive from Napier over to the beach-it is easy to find-follow the...More

2  Thank JimRiesterer
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We visited this beach after spending our morning in Havelock North - it's only a short drive away. The road descends fairly sharply and there is a short section of gravel road before returning to tarmac. There's a free car park at the bottom, which...More

Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 28 November 2017

A bit off the beaten track, but a must visit when in this part of Hawkes Bay. Several kilometers of dune-bordered golden sands with a large parking area at the southern end. However, take extra care on the final downhill approach to the beach, it's...More

Thank tonynyman
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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.