For somewhere so conveniently close to three major North Island cities, The Coromandel can still feel very much off the beaten track. It may have something to do with its numerous and diverse beaches – from quiet coves thick with shells and framed by sculpted cliffs, to sweeps of white sand and steep dunes with surf rolling in from the Pacific.

Many of our beaches are not patrolled by Surf Life Saving NZ and can be affected by dangerous conditions. Find which beaches are patrolled and when.