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Ha'atafu Beach

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Nice quiet beach, good swimming at hi to mid tide. No coral but warm water, some fish. Nice ocean... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
D c
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Lovely way to spend a couple of hours

We stopped here on a car trip around the island. Very pretty much more attractive than on the other... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice quiet beach, good swimming at hi to mid tide. No coral but warm water, some fish. Nice ocean views with not many tourists.

Thank D c
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on a car trip around the island. Very pretty much more attractive than on the other side of the island! The tide was getting low so we walking on our hands when snorkeling but it was enough to see some fish...sadly a...More

Thank charliesD9938SS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried a bit of surfing but the surf wasn't really big enough to avoid being scraped on the coral. But snorkelling is good and if you're brave go through the surf and behind it you will get better coral gardens. Also i thought head...More

Thank karenbr0wne
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We took a taxi which cost us $40 for 4 of us. For those who don't like getting in the water, just do it. It is cold when you first get in but worth it once you start snorkeling. Sadly most of the coral is...More

Thank Kathie N
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Ha'atafu Beach is our favorite place for snorkeling. We love the bright blue starfish and the clown fish which dance in and out of anemone. We have seen many many fish, stripes, dots, iridescent, blue, yellow. We like mid going to high tide. At low...More

Thank rizzeroo
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The day we went was pretty rough, but still sheltered enough for a good swim and snorkel. Recommend taking the reef shoes, plenty of fish and marine life to see.

Thank Rastus_B
Reviewed 14 April 2018

A good beach when the tide is going out. Safe for kids at low tide but high tide is a bit questionable. Great to snorkel and see so many different fish and coral. The huge brain coral is cool and the kids loved seeing Nemo...More

1  Thank GeoffandRobyn
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Scenic and referred to by many as the best beach on the island (featuring the presently top-rated Ha’atafu Resort and Blue Banana Resort) but don’t expect any postcard-perfect crescent of white sand and don’t expect to find luxury resorts. You can drive right up to...More

2  Thank awayweekender
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This is a public beach accessible via a 5min walk from the main Hihifo road. We caught a bus there and spend 3.5 hours under a tree with frequent snorkelling forays into the water. This was at low - mid tide. These is a shallow...More

2  Thank ScrawnyRay
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Heilala where we stayed is situated here, very beautiful and safe swimming because of the reef. Lots of fish to see while snorkling, water temperature was really warm

Thank Kirsty G
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4 August 2016|
Response from Spruytsrus | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus 6 days a week. Goes both ways. Get precise directions before you go. The bus will go straight along the main road and then you will need to walk a little. Times for buses are variable I suspect. Many of the... More