Kiwis say it is simply one of the best beaches in New Zealand

Whangamatā's amazing ocean beach has some of the best surf breaks, yet the safest swimming in Aotearoa New Zealand. That's why it's always in the Top 10 list of beaches voted in summer. Famous for its unique combination of sand, sun, bush, and relaxed village vibe, Kiwi holidaymakers flock to the ocean beaches and saltwater estuaries of Whangamatā to enjoy this popular aquatic playground. But there is so much more to this seaside town.

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Fabulous gold and white sand beaches with magnificent coastal scenery, offshore islands included the Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary, great fishing and a rugged forest-cloaked interior are waiting to be explored. These are some of the natural attractions that have people returning to Whangamatā year after year.