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Address: Whakatane 3120, New Zealand

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Coastal Gem

Love Thornton Beach. It has the wildness of the west coast, yet the atmosphere of the east and the beauty of both. With wonderful picnic locations on both sides of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Katikati, New Zealand
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Katikati, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love Thornton Beach. It has the wildness of the west coast, yet the atmosphere of the east and the beauty of both. With wonderful picnic locations on both sides of the Rangitaiki River, we've always preferred the northern side, near the Thornton Beach Holiday Park. The northern side has changing, washing and toilet facilities. The beach at times is great... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

so enjoy it was a day trip of me and my hubby and will drive 1.5 hrs away from home but so cool Thornton beach was awsome good for everything and a complete relaxation so enjoy our time.

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Thank millinmareney
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the first time to Thornton Beach camp ground - very friendly staff, was in the overflow campsite - cheaper but still close to amenities. Lovely spot - wild beach but great to have coast guards - swim between the flags people! great estuary - collected pipis!

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Thank Ruth G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take the family, sea breezes, fresh air, children swimming, bbqz, fishing love every bit of it. You make it what it is 😉👍🏼👌🏽

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Thank Atareta P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Had a great time at Thornton Beach holiday park even in the middle of winter! The two storied unit was very clean and good value for money at $110 a night. The beach front camp has stunning views of an island and the hosts warm and friendly. We will be back!

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Thank Snowymel
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Under new management the park is well maintained for everyone's enjoyment and very friendly helpful staff. The cabin was clean, bed comfortable and a well equipped kitchen area. Good size shower/loo area. Close to the beach for fishing or visiting other places of interest. Good base.

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Thank lola584
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Great parking right on its door step. This beach you can swim in though you must be careful as it can get quite rough. Lots of people fish there. It is more safe for kids to swim on the inlet part as it is more safe . Nice walk along it with great facilities.

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Thank Localheat
Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Amazing views from this pristine beach. I didn't have room in my pockets for all the unique shells i found. Take insect repellent for the sand fleas.

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Thank Sojourner_mom
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Best cabin accommodation we have had the pleasure of renting so far in our stay in the North Island. Clean, tidy, large and best of all the cheapest we have rented. They owners have presented a fantastic stay for us. Thank you, our stay was most enjoyable. We would HIGHLY recommend this park.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Nice 20 minute drive from Whakatane on the Tauranga highway. Nice unpopulated beach to walk and exceptional Kahawai fishing in the season.

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