Bethells Beach, Auckland

4.6
#2 of 8 in Beaches in Auckland
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Black-tinged sands and crashing waves make Bethells Beach popular with surfboarders and skimboarders. You can also explore the nearby boardwalks and bushwalks, leading to waterfalls, caves, and hidden coves. The prevailing westerly winds provide favorable conditions for parasailing and hang gliding in this area. For a calmer bathing experience, head across the sand dunes and take a dip in a nearby freshwater lake, trapped between the green bush and black sands. Put Bethells Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Auckland trip tool.
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  • Bethells beach is a large, dark sandy stretch of sand that stretches almost 2 kilometres along New Zealand's west coast and is made up of black volcanic sand.  more »
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