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Address: Ocean Beach Road, Hastings, New Zealand
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Good drive, easy road.

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rangiora, New Zealand
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Papamoa, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 Beach and the waves were that much better at the south of of Waimarama

Thank Papamoabill
Hawkes Bay
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
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4 reviews
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
Brisbane, Australia
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337 reviews
204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 sand. A beautiful high peaked Island to the south was a very appealing focal point.

Thank ibaas2016
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This is an Amazing spot- good for semi-short walks ... we walked for 90 min not too many people - another gem of New Zealand!!! Very clean !

Thank Ximena T
Dublin, Ireland
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472 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a beautiful beach. My dad enjoyed a swim there but the rest of us just paddled and enjoyed the view. Steep drive down and a bit of a gravel path, but easy to get to otherwise.

Thank Orla B
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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201 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Visited here for a swim. It was hot and busy. The water was cool with a big surf but there were life guards on duty. The beach is white sand and good for relaxing. There are no shops so bring your own food and water. There is plenty of car parking. Worth the trip if you are in Hastings or... More 

Thank Julian S
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I often come here to ride. Awesome beach where people walk, swim, fish, surf, ride and sunbathe. Lovely beach which you can drive a vehicle, quad bike, ride or walk along towards cape kidnappers.

Thank Denise B
Hastings, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ocean Beach is a short drive from Hastings/Havelock North through picturesque country side. The last portion of road is metal and the descent to the beach steep. Walking along the beach here is a relaxing feel good adventure. Treat yourself winter or summer.

Thank 63purplesage

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