Buffalo Beach is the main beach at Whitianga. We found this to be a very pleasant place spend time during our recent visit. It is a nice beach for walking, swimming during warmer months and for watching the boats sailing into and out of Mercury Bay.
Interestingly, Buffalo Beach takes it name from the HMS Buffalo, a vessel that was shipwrecked here during a storm in 1840. The beach runs the length of the town of Whitianga, making it easy to visit. There are plenty of accommodations, restaurants and a marina within short walking distance to the beach.
In addition to being another of Coromandel's attractive beaches, what we really liked about Buffalo Beach was the presence of thousands of perfect condition seashells as well as mussels and clams that you can pick in the morning as well. That made for a memorable experience, something that we felt would be enjoyed by pretty much anyone who visited Buffalo Beach.
In the end, Buffalo Beach was one of our favourites beaches visited during our recent trip to North Island. We would happily return here in the future to spend more time in the pleasant community of Whitianga and to enjoy more time at Buffalo Beach.
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