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Best beach!

This was my local beach growing up, and is still one of the best beaches I've ever visited. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Gorgeous safe beach

We loved our stay at Opunake Beach, and hope to return before too long...the south Taranaki coast... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tauranga, New Zealand
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“great beach” (3 reviews)
“motor camp” (2 reviews)
“headland” (3 reviews)
Beach Road, Opunake, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my local beach growing up, and is still one of the best beaches I've ever visited. The unique black sand is a feature in Taranaki.....watch those feet - the sand is hot! It makes the best sandcastles, as the sand holds together very...More

Thank Jody172
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Opunake Beach, and hope to return before too long...the south Taranaki coast is ruggedly beautiful, and the scenery is stunning. Also the town is quite close, with relaxed atmosphere and friendly people.

Thank 424catherine
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Spectacular ocean views so peaceful so calming. There's something quite mysterious about the sea it can be your best friend or worst enemy. The sea commands respect and we need to give it. Watching the waves roll in with a gentle breeze curling through your...More

Thank Marlaina C
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a great beach. Very safe for kids. No rocks in swimming area and acres of sand for sand castles

Thank JoseReader
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Came for the surf which happened not to be so good on the day so walked round and stayed the night on free camping at the front which was very well appointed and looked after except the toilets didn't have a lock on them. Walked...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Although just my husband and I we would definitely recommend this beach as a family-friendly beach that looked safe! Beautiful sunset too!

Thank becadarh
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Tidy , safe, surf beach which has lifesavers patrolling the flagged area. Motor camp adjacent and about 5 minutes to the township,shops. Clean changing facilities. Good sheltered picnic place, and some hill walks adjacent out to the headlands, easily done in sneaker.type of shoes. Take...More

Thank BevanjP
Reviewed 20 December 2016

enduring, quietly here, and amazing. I went to primary school here, then we left for other places....and I still have dreams about the place. Was hesitant to come back. Was worried that this much loved little town would have fallen on small-town-hard-times. But Opunake has...More

Thank tangimarama
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This place goes alright aye! Nice tidy beach. Tight as waves, bit dumpy today though. Lifesavers on duty. West Coast black sand, make sure you are wearing ya pluggers and a hat for the ball heads. Camping ground, kids park with little pool. Good clean...More

1  Thank meatm8
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Clean, tidy and safe patrolled beach. Has clean tidy toilet block with showers for the public. Picnic tables with free BBQ's. A coastal beach with world class surf. Has motor camp right there with kids playground and pool. A must visit with the farming friendly...More

Thank Wicked2912
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