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West Auckland Beaches

Muriwai Beach

Muriwai Beach is one of the great beaches in West Auckland. Muriwai is a small seaside settlement with a spectacular coastline on the west coast of Auckland above the Waitakere Ranges and is the most popular home of a colony of gannets.  Near the beach is the Muriwai Gannet Colony, home to over a thousand […]

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Bethells Beach

Bethells Beach, also known as Te Henga Beach, is a wide, dark sandy stretch of sand that lies about 30 kilometers northwest of the center of Auckland. The magnificent Bethells Beach meets the mouth of the Waitakere River which flows into the wilderness of the Tasman Sea. The beach is one of the most popular […]

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Whites Beach

Whites Beach is a small beach to the north of Piha. Surrounded by steep cliffs, this tiny headland is home to grey-faced petrels that nest around the roots of Pohutukawa trees. Whites Beach is very popular for surfing, swimming and fishing in summer with people wanting to avoid the crowds of nearby beaches. Because of […]

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Whatipu Beach

Whatipu Beach is a vast empty, black sandy beach with stunning dunes, caves, the finest swimming on the west coast, and a beautiful combination of lush vegetation, rough gray rock, and deep turquoise waters of the Tasman Sea. Whatipu is located on the west coast of the Auckland region of the North Island of New […]

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Green Bay Beach

Green Bay Beach is a small pocket of beach that leads to the coastline of Karaka Park. Green Bay Beach, a small sandy beach, is surrounded by lush forest overlooking the Green Bay of Manukau Harbour. It is the second-largest natural harbour in New Zealand. Although the port is considered shallow, the tidal flow between […]

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Huia Beach

For those seeking something a bit further afield and more private should make a visit to Huia Beach (or Huia Reserve as it’s commonly known as.) in the Waitakere Ranges. Located 11 minutes away (8.6km) from the heart of Titirangi village, Huia beach and the surrounding town offers much to explore and maybe even a […]

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Kaitarakihi Beach

For those wanting a more secluded and private beach that still  has stunning views of the Northern Manukau Harbour, Kaitarakihi Beach is a must visit for everyone in Tāmaki Makaurau. Located further along Huia Rd at Kaitarakihi Bay, this beach is a hidden gem that not many West Aucklanders know about. Whilst it lacks the wharf […]

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Cornwallis Beach

Cornwallis Beach is one of the more popular West Auckland Beaches and the jewel in the crown of the Cornwallis neighbourhood. Located just 16 minutes away from Titirangi Village, it boasts a wide array of attractions suitable for anyone! Cornwallis Beach is one of the largest beaches that faces the Manukau harbour and offers plenty […]

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French Bay Beach

French Bay Beach (Otitori Bay) 7pm to 7am daily is a small beach located a few minutes away from Titirangi Village. It’s mostly a beach used by locals for walks and leisurely boating activities like kayaking or yachting. The French Bay Yacht Club is located on one side of the beach and is the main […]

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Anawhata Beach

Anawhata is a beach on the coast of New Zealand to the west of Auckland. Due to it's accessibility only by foot, it is one of West Auckland's less popular beaches. It's situated 40 km (50 minutes drive) from Auckland. Piha, Karekare and Whatipu are to the south of Anawhata Beach and you'll pass them […]

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