Hokitika Beach
Hokitika Beach
4.5
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AJ
San Francisco, CA332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Lovely for a stroll. The driftwood sign is a fun quick stop, especially with sunset. We caught rainy days in Nov 2023. Thankfully the sky cleared up enough for a sunset through the clouds. There is a wide paved walking path. A bit of rocks you could scramble over to walk along the rocky shore. Parking was easy. A good bit available in pull in spots along the main stretch of beach, along with parking within the nearby blocks. It was nice to drive right over and park facing the ocean on a cold, windy day. We went out for small bits and also enjoyed sitting and watching the ocean from the car.
Written 6 March 2024
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JHMTTL
Woodbine, MD1,795 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Hokitika Beach is very rocky. There were few people swimming. We walked along the beach enjoying ice cream and the sunsets.
Written 5 March 2024
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Ruth L
Waimate, New Zealand113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Beautiful to walk the beach, sit and read listening to the waves., or have a picnic. The West Coast at its best. Loved it!,
Written 23 February 2024
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Rebecca
Adelaide, Australia2,212 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This place is nice to walk up to and then go for a stroll but not really a swimming type beach. It’s also very crowded in tourist season. There is some lovely artwork leading up to it
Written 11 January 2024
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Kathleen s
Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand315 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
a great beach to walk, with lots of the iconic driftwood to view as well as the wild ocean, imagine sailing into here in the 1860s! The only draw back is if you have a dog as they can be off leash in only certain spots and during the middle of the day. Fair enough as there might be penguins, but better signage to be clear where you can walk would have been useful
Written 22 August 2023
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Was in town for a lunch stop (very pretty place with lots of nice craft shops) and took a look at the beach. Lovely driftwood sculptures and white sand. Also has a swinging seat you can go on and and old ship.
Written 9 June 2023
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keyoorpatel
Blacktown, Australia78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Hokitika Beach is an enchanting gem on New Zealand's West Coast that truly captivates the soul. With its breathtaking vistas of the Tasman Sea and pristine golden sands, this secluded haven is a paradise for nature lovers and beachcombers alike. The serenity of the beach is only interrupted by the soothing sound of crashing waves and the occasional seabird soaring overhead. Whether you're strolling along the shoreline, building sandcastles with the kids, or simply basking in the warm sun, Hokitika Beach offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The sunset views are simply mesmerizing, casting a golden glow across the horizon that is sure to leave you in awe. The beach is also known for its unique driftwood sculptures, which are true works of art crafted by nature herself. The friendly locals and relaxed atmosphere make Hokitika Beach a must-visit destination for anyone seeking tranquility and natural beauty. So, if you're in search of a place to unwind, connect with nature, and make lasting memories, Hokitika Beach is a slice of paradise that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired.
Written 19 April 2023
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GemGem
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This is a nice place to visit, grab some takeaways and eat them on the ship at the breakwater, swing on the tyre swing along the rocks and have your photo taken with iconic driftwood Hokitika sign. It is lovely on a calm or stormy day. Not a swimming beach, too unsafe with the undertoe and the couple of memorials to people who have been lost to the currents are a swift reminder to enjoy from afar.
Written 7 April 2023
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Geoff M
Adelaide, Australia159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Watch the sun go down from Sunset Point, with the golden beams illuminating the wonderful and crazy driftwood sculptures. Then wander back along the beach and into the main street for dinner (we recommend Stumpers!)
Written 21 February 2023
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TonyM
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The foreshore at Hokitika is buzzing with artists making sculptures from the driftwood around the beach. What a great idea in a beautiful idyllic, primal spot.
Written 30 January 2023
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