Paraparaumu Beach
Paraparaumu Beach
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GCKJA
Nebraska621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
What a lovely beach to take a stroll, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and just take it all in. The beach is clean, quiet, and well manicured. Parking was not difficult and people were happy to be there.
Written 26 March 2024
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Bruce M
Dunedin, New Zealand753 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Goes for kilometres. Easy sandy beach with great views of Kapiti Island. Swimming looked good with lots of kids in the water.
Written 31 December 2023
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Naija M
Algiers, Algeria994 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I walked along this beach numerous times during my stay in New Zealand and never grew tired of it. There is lots of birdlife and the view of Kapiti Island is fantastic. How far you can walk depends, of course, on the tide. There are plenary of cafes, restaurants and shops for you to visit after your walk.
Written 28 July 2023
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CrumpySeaford
Seaford, UK759 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
You can walk for miles along this beach.
A proper beach, with driftwood gulls, dunes, tumbleweed and a whole lot more
Written 20 February 2023
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Leeann McAuley
Canterbury Region, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Wow - I had no idea this Beach existed as I have spent most of my life in Christchurch, and have grown up and loved the Beaches however, - I only wish Christchurch Beaches were as well presented/marketed as this. You dont have to spend a lot to have a great day - We got fish n chips (GF!!! which was amazing as I can't find them everywhere) and had them under the shade of a tree on the beach front. Afterwards we got a Gelato across the road. Great Boutique shopping. I could never afford to live there (as much as Id like to retire to somewhere like this) but you can visit and have a great day just visiting. I have family living in Otaki - just 25min away so you could stay somewhere like Otaki and just do day trips if $$'s are tight.
Written 17 January 2023
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KellsBells
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Great beach to walk along with wonderful views of Kapiti Island. Close to shops, parks and restaurants
Written 18 April 2022
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santo t
Auckland, New Zealand7,467 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This Paraparaumu beach is stretched along approx 2km long waterfront, at the north the border is Waikanae River mouth, and the beach is going to the south until reach the town centre area along Marine Parade with all shops and eateries. It is a nice beach, facing Kapiti Island, with brownish fine sand, but cluttered with many driftwood make the beach is a bit messy. Anyway, a good place to spend for the whole family, including playground for the children with green area and car parking, and all are for free. Enjoy.
Written 14 March 2022
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cpcog
Sydney, Australia1,340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Papapapaumu Beach isn't a beach with soft sand as the ones in Gold Coast or Thailand. But we love it. I felt so relaxing and calm to hear the wave. We can't see anyone swimming (maybe it was also too cold) and it was quite quiet. you could walk along peacefully with the companion of seagull. They are not afraid of people and will follow you. you can see them enjoying the seashells. You can find seashells everywhere!
It is very windy anyway. (well.. it is Wellington....)
Written 7 April 2021
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SBWOriginal
59 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
The beach south of the boat club is much nicer than the north side. The council does nothing to stop people driving on the beach illegally. (It’s legal to launch a boat or with a handicapped sticker).

Walking the beach south is great if you get the tides right and then you can make it all the way down to Paekakariki. North is limited by the Waikanae river.
Written 11 February 2021
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Waynedvh
Hokitika, New Zealand4,159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
Spending the weekend exploring the Kapiti Coast staying at Paraparaumu opposite Kapiti Island surrounded by beautiful beaches. Perfect spot for a swim, fishing and chilling out highly recommended
Written 5 February 2021
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