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Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Road, Hastings, New Zealand
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Beautiful drive and great scenery

You can really appreciate nature of his best long this drive. The roads are a bit Curvy and a lot... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Wayne J
,
Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
Nice swim spot

A popular beach in Hawkes Bay where everybody comes to swim in summer. A great place for friend and... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
edenlecomte
,
Hastings, New Zealand
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“scenic drive”(5 reviews)
“surf club”(3 reviews)
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Ocean Beach Road, Hastings, New Zealand
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank JimRiesterer
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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
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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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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Nice sandy beach to visit. Was a lovely picnic .Also a safe beach to swim at . Great for walks and to build sand castles

1  Thank leoniehastings
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 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
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Andrew C
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You are correct. The address and pin that's shown is for Haumoana. A map app will get you to OB though.
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