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Bethells Beach

Auckland, New Zealand
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Full-Day Photography Tour into Auckland's Wild West
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Full-Day Auckland's West Coast Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
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Private Tour of Bethells Beach and Lake from Auckland
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“sand dunes” (22 reviews)
“great beach” (17 reviews)
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the most beautiful beaches around the West Coast, absolutely must do, wild and untamed but within 30 min from the CBD

Thank Bapu54
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

A rugged west coast beach with black sand and amazing views of the power of nature. Easy walking with caves and rock faces to explore... great for walking the dog. Surf beach for the experienced but good to get feet wet. Be prepared for blustery...More

Thank R W
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Caves you can explore, rockpools to climb over and a good amount of beach to run over. This has some lovely spots for wildlife and safe for kids to play.

Thank HikersGuide2Earth
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Great place to go for walks along the coastline, or over to the lake. Nice little food truck there on weekends, with coffee, drinks, food, even pizza. Delicious food, very relaxt.

Thank doro_nz15
Reviewed 3 May 2017

There are some cool caves on the south end of the beach to walk about in. Some surfers, some fishermen. Lovely views!

Thank WingJan54
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Incredible beach that you won't want to leave. The sand is so soft on your feet. The water comes up the beach in such a way that you can walk across ankle deep. The beach is clean and so fresh. Plenty to explore on either...More

Thank jazzgarnett
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Along with Piha and Muriwai, Bethells Beach is definitely one of the spots to visit when traveling along Auckland's west coast. It is a fairly secluded beach, with only a few houses and baches in the area near the beach. A great beach to spend...More

Thank Peter_dR_NZ
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you have time to visit only one beach in Auckland, go to Piha - but if you have time for two include Bethells. It is lovely and isolated and sparse of people, but worth it! We very much enjoyed the drive out to the...More

1  Thank Mary V
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We got fish and chips and sat on the beach watching the sunset. Huge beach with space for all activities. Amazing photos taken of the sunset, its a bit out of the way but one of the most incredible beaches ive been to.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Largest sand dune I've ever seen outside a desert. Great relatively short walk from the car park. Lake at the end. And then there's the beach. Grey sand, clearly there's a lot of iron in the bedrock.

Thank Nathan C
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