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Nice beach

Quite a long drive out and steep downhill at the end despite lots of caravans there. Rough ground... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tauranga, New Zealand
Ocean Beach

Nice sandy beach to visit. Was a lovely picnic .Usually a safe beach to swim at . Great for walks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hastings, New Zealand
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ocean Beach Road, Hastings, New Zealand
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All reviews havelock north minute drive nice beach gravel road walking beach safe beach to swim build sand castles long sandy beach surf life saving lovely picnic during summer beautiful scenery worth the trip car park hawkes bay waves dunes
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Quite a long drive out and steep downhill at the end despite lots of caravans there. Rough ground parking but toilets available and a beautiful long sandy beach. No shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pauljilltaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice sandy beach to visit. Was a lovely picnic .Usually a safe beach to swim at . Great for walks and to build sand castles. Some big waves when we went there so didn't go swimming. Had Aunty from overseas to show NZ beaches to

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went late afternoon when it was a bit chilly but loads of kids having surfing lessons. Could have had a great long walk if we'd had the time. The time was in but the beach was still very wide.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Engee1
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Go prepared with everything you need for a half day at the beach. The waves are not for the faint hearted and be careful of the currents in the inland water inlets and outflows.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 374jamiejoe
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

We went for a drive from Havelock North and had no idea where we were going to end up! Endless winding roads through beautiful scenery and driving higher and higher. On rounding a corner the view of the ocean was beautiful and not expected! There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cromartylass
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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!

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank waynej2013
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.