A secluded white sandy beach great for swimming and snorkeling and access to the turquoise waters of Crayfish Bay
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Located at the southern end of the Kūaotunu Peninsula and 25 min North of Whitianga. Opito Bay (5 mins beyond Otama) is a secluded white sandy beach great for swimming and snorkeling.

To the southern end of Opito Beach you can walk to Crayfish Bay (via Opito Pa) a stunning horse shoe shaped bay with turquoise waters and rock pools, ideal for snorkeling. With steps and a fence to climb this walk is not suitable for pushchairs. 

Directions: From Kūaotunu turn off SH25 on to Black Jack Road and follow the sealed road through to Otama. Here the road will continue on as a gravel road where you will arrive at Opito Bay. Continue on to the road end where you will find a carpark, where you can commence the short walk to Crayfish Bay.

NOTE: This beach is not patrolled by Surf Life Saving NZ and can be effected by dangerous condition. 

Check our local patrolled beaches https://www.safeswim.org.nz/

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Opito Beach