Plan your trip around Hauraki Coromandel along State Highways 25 & 2. Please note some local roads and DOC sites are closed. Find out more

Waikawau Beach

Waikawau will reward the intrepid traveller who is keen to make the 40km journey north of Coromandel Town.


Waikawau Bay Beach is a long sandy surf beach with access to the beach through the DOC camp ground. The beach is not as affected by the tides unlike the western side of the peninsula. The beach, on a good day has a great surf break. It is about I hours drive,36.9 km north east of Coromandel Town.

NOTE: This beach is not patrolled by Surf Life Saving NZ and can be affected by dangerous conditions. Check our local patrolled beaches

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