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 https://www.safeswim.org.nz/