Auckland is blessed with a stunning coastline of endless majestic beaches to hangout at this summer. So, we’ve narrowed down our favourite eight beaches that are just as beautiful as a tropical destination abroad.
1. Auckland’s West Coast
Travellers titled Piha beach as one of the world’s greatest but there’s also Muriwai, Te Hanga and more nearby. Popular with surfers and photographers, this idyllic spot is a great place to hangout this summer. Surrounded by black sand, the majestic Lion Rock, sand dunes, and a little wilderness…you won’t get bored. No wonder it is one of the most instagrammable places in Auckland.
2. Point Chevalier Beach
This city beach makes an ideal day out. From the gorgeous sand beach and rock pools to the lush greenland background of Coyle Park, and the historic Pohutukawa trees…it’s a great place to relax with plenty of privacy. With unbeatable views and awesome sunsets, you’ll capture the best photos. Plus, it’s an excellent place for a picnic in Auckland.
3. Anchor Bay Beach
Just 80 minutes north of Auckland, this stunning beach in Tawharanui Regional Park exhibits lush blue-green waters, native birds, and makes an excellent summer day trip. Take a break from the sand to climb the headlands, offering breathtaking views of the surroundings as well as an instagrammable rock pool people love to take a dip in.
4. Cheltenham Beach
This famous beach in Devonport is easily accessible via the ferry if you don’t happen to live there. The calm waters make it a popular spot for adventure enthusiasts who love to go boating, supping, and other activities alike. With views of Rangitoto Island, and the Hauraki Gulf, those who love a good beach selfie won’t be disappointed.
5. Kaitoke Beach
Located on Great Barrier Island, this beach is a little slice of paradise and would give Fiji a run for its money during the summer. Expect the most beautiful white sand beaches, activities like horse-riding and watersports, and some iconic mermaid rock pools to float in. Why not make the most of your trip and camp on the Island. Indeed, it’s the perfect summer beach getaway.
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6. Herne Bay Beach
As one of the best beaches in Central Auckland, it’s an excellent place to relax, read a book, or unwind after a long day as it’s a quiet beach. If you like the shade on a warm summer day, there’s plenty of trees to hide under. Take advantage of the beach swing, while you watch the boats on the ocean and experience an epic sunset. Indeed, you’ll feel as if you’ve escaped to Thailand, not your own backdoor.
7. Takapuna Beach
This vibrant beach just so happens to be one of the best places to catch a sunset and sunrise in Auckland. Likewise, there’s an array of activities to do, like the Lava trail, and plenty of eateries near the beach if you get hungry. Definitely, one of those therapeutic beaches.
8. Mission Bay Beach
Another one of the best beaches in Auckland city to chill at this summer. Boasting total California vibes, you can opt to lounge on the golden sand beach, splash in the sea, or eat your way through the delightful eateries nearby. It offers the perfect beach day for a group of friends looking to catch up after winter.