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“Beach Hop”
Review of Whangamata Beach

Whangamata Beach
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Whangamata
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach Hop is a '50/ '60's nostalgia, Hot Rod, Classic Car, music Festival held in Whangamata every year. It has been an aim of mine to attend this festival for many years and this year, 2018, I finally made it!! What a great time was had, making thousands of new friends from New Zealand, America, England and even Australia. The town was filled to the brim with people, all looking to have a great time by immersing themselves in the culture of all things nostalgic. The town is a beautiful place to hold such a festival, the people are so friendly and everyone seemed to welcome us to their town. The shops all joined in the spirit of the event and it was so great to see so many of them done up with the many car, dress or music themes, Well done Whangamata, I can't wait to revisit.

Thank Graeme H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large beach plenty of space for everybody, it is a beautiful beach. I loved it, few places to stay close to the beach, we stayed within 5-10minutes drive. Also an area to swim in that’s patrolled by lifeguards. Awesome for everybody!

Thank 2000alas
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is one of our "go to" beaches. A beautiful white sand beach with a harbour, estuary and surf beach. Whatever the weather always a great place to walk.

Thank MJGx2
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Of course, this busy 4km beach is the reason for the existence of the town! Lots of people walking, swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing, and playing in the sand -- yet not crowded. We enjoyed the walking and the safe swimming. From the town, there are 20 clearly-numbered beach accesses, some with toilet facilities. Easy walk to cafés and restaurants from #4, #5, and #6. Popular café at #9.

Thank bruceandlinda
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We found a shady seat near the life saving club and just sat and caught the breeze, had a walk and just relaxed We would of had a swim as well but couldn’t because we had no swimmers. Just a beautiful safe looking beach with heaps of character

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