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Oakura Beach

Tasman Parade, Oakura, New Zealand
+64 6-752 7861
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Lovely Oakura

Best beach in Taranaki region of North Island New Zealand. About 10 km west from New Plymouth town... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Drive whilst in New Plymouth

Came to visit friends sister and had quick visit Beautiful spot Clean, beautiful beach Great... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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  • Average2%
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“west coast” (4 reviews)
“motor camp” (3 reviews)
“black sand” (7 reviews)
Tasman Parade, Oakura, New Zealand
+64 6-752 7861
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Reviews (37)
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Best beach in Taranaki region of North Island New Zealand. About 10 km west from New Plymouth town on South Road also known as surfers road!

Thank KiwitrotterAuckland
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Came to visit friends sister and had quick visit Beautiful spot Clean, beautiful beach Great walk So nice will book a long weekend here

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A little oasis in the ruralness of NZ countryside. You pop over the hill and there it lies, unexpected and inviting. Cool cafe cunningly placed for extra fun.

Thank missscarlett2016
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Oakura Beach is a lovely place to stay and enjoy that part of the Taranaki. Walking to the beach, been able to climb the mountain and enjoy what New Plymouth has to offer can make a lovely holiday in that area.

Thank Jillian S
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Easy access to car park. Lots of spots to park. The beach is black and looks amazing with a silver shimmer. The sand is soft and is easy to walk on and kids will enjoy playing with it. There is a playground for the kids...More

Thank Gwen U
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We've been coming to Oakura for nearly 20 years we've seen the changes in cottages turning into fashionable villas but the beach is the constant waves are gentle it's clean n never seems to be crowded & we love the little shops up the road...More

Thank Lanny M
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This must be a stunning beach in summer, because it was fabulous in winter. One of those NZ beaches where you are the only people on it and I imagine great for dog walking. There is grass areas for picnics and the stones on the...More

Thank MrsRemy25
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

You just can't beat Oakura beach. Just watch the sand gets very hot ;p Nice clean beach with fabulous views and in summer you have the safety of life guards for that peace of mind.

1  Thank Lizzieh081
Reviewed 22 April 2016

A beautiful beach to walk along. Such a lovely coastline. Very popular with locals and visitors alike.

Thank ScotsguyKiwigirl
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Great Beach to walk along, swim at, sit and watch the world go past. Only north facing beach on the west coast of the north island. On a good day black sand big surf.

Thank Mark S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, I will be staying for a week in Oakura at the beginning of January and am wondering about the water temperature. Do I need a wet suit? Also best places to eat and things to see and do? Thanks for your time
15 September 2015|
Response from Faygee |
Hi - the water is cold so if you intend doing a lot of swimming - you will need a wet suit, As for food the coffee van, near the caravan park has lovely coffee. A few of the cafes are closed at the moment because it the... More