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Browns Bay Beach

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Address: Browns Bay, New Zealand
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A beach to behold and enjoy !

Having lived in Browns Bay no2 for nearly 27 years we have continued to enjoy our beach and the areas around, The simple pleasure of walking up and down and meeting people and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TerryRT
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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60 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Browns Bay Beach is my local Beach. It's one of the most popular beaches on the North Shore of Auckland. It's not the cleanest beach but it's still not filthy. It's got a beautiful view of Rangitoto island. It's got a big bank with heaps of picnic spots and a big playground for young children. It is also not even... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived in Browns Bay no2 for nearly 27 years we have continued to enjoy our beach and the areas around, The simple pleasure of walking up and down and meeting people and dogs. Swimming and sunbathing, Taking Grandchildren to the playground. Eating fish n chips on a picnic table or the grass. Enjoying a coffee or ice cream from... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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721 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shear volume of dogs eliminates the possibility of describing this place as a beach. Despite owners best efforts of cleaning up, residue remains. This translates to a stretch of sand which is inundated with dog excrement. I have nothing against dogs, however, this is not a place i wold choose to swim or recommend any one else do so.

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Thank waiake1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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159 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my best beachs love the views and It's a great place just to take a walk or go for a swim the parking can get a bit hard to fine somewhere to stop on a nice sunny day but well worth a look and plenty of food shops near by.

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Thank deconz1
Auckland, New Zealand
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66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This beach is a favorite among many Aucklanders to spend sunny days with their families and picnics. The waters are very calm and ideal for swimming, kayaking, jet skiing, paddle boarding or just lounging in. Very close to a variety of restaurants and even if you have missed something in your picnic, there are two supermarkets close by. In the... More 

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London
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75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great stop off for the day beach, lots of grass area and trees for shade. Clean beach, with shower facilities and changing rooms. Close to the centre of town, so go and get your food and come back and have a picnic. Clean water, not too crowded, but that was during the week, I hear it crowded the weekends and... More 

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Thank David J
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My local beach great for visitors. Cafes, pizza, fish and chips. Ice cream. Bars. We have it all. Great location and great little beach. Must see.

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Thank Nicky F
Borth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Pleasant beach with a lovely grass area for those who do not like the sand! This area is very well kept & very clean & close to toilets & shops.

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Thank Shirl54
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I live in browns bay and it is a pretty good beach however you can't surf and there isn't much to look at underwater, it is good for length training thpugh

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Thank James D
Auckland, New Zealand
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81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Nice beach but can get crowded - beware of dogs bounding around if you have toddlers/children as some dog owners have varying definitions of what it is to have your pet under control. There are more intimate beaches available on the East Coast of the North Shore - Waiake for example is a few minutes drive toward Torbay. There is... More 

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