Top Beaches in Hamilton

Though Hamilton is an inland city, there are a lot of beaches around Waikato region that are just a couple of hours away from Hamilton. Below we have listed some beaches in Hamilton , just a stone's (Read More) throw distance away

Here is the list of 9 Top Beaches in Hamilton

1. Kawhia Hot Water Beach

Kawhia Hot Water Beach

As the name suggests this is one of the hot water beaches in Hamilton and is an ideal place to hang out with your friends and family in the coastal village of Kawhia. The beach also has a parking area to park your car from where you have to walk a bit to reach the beach. This black sand beach is an exotic little gem having a very peaceful atmosphere to relax in while taking a dip in the ocean. To make the most out of this beach, arm yourself with a shovel while heading there, dig a hole and dive in to enjoy the warm water of the ocean.

2. Sunset Beach, Port Waikato

Sunset Beach, Port Waikato

One of the famous beaches in Hamilton and the Waikato region, this place is named for its super fun activities such as surfing and fishing. The black sand beach also has big rock structures and sand dunes to explore around the area. If you’re in the mood for a long stroll, you can walk down to see the Waikato River flowing into the sea. The beach is patrolled and is also a great place to walk and play with your dog(s). The beach comes to life in summer and gets pretty busy attracting the locals and the tourists alike

3. Ruapuke beach, Raglan

Ruapuke beach, Raglan

Located in a remote area, you need to hike across some dunes from the car park area to finally reach the Ruapuke beach. Once you finally get your foot on the beach, the beautiful landscape expands into a magical wonderland. This beach is an ideal spot to take a peaceful walk or enjoy a refreshing swim or surf in the ripping tides. The beach is a quite one with not much crowd. Since it is not a very crowded destination, not many facilities are available here so make sure to carry your own food and drinks.

4. Mokau Beach

Mokau Beach

A hidden gem tucked away in the scenic coastal city of Mokau, this beautiful beach is located in the northern bank of River Mokau. Surrounded by a scenic landscape, this beach is located far away from the main road; hence the beach is very peaceful and has a very tranquil atmosphere. Not to mention the nearby cliffs that add a beautiful touch to the already picturesque landscape that is an ideal spot location for the shutterbugs. Though it is not as famous as the other beaches of New Zealand, this beach is a must visit for a unique beach experience.

5. Ngarunui Beach, Raglan

Ngarunui Beach, Raglan

One of the most popular beaches in Hamilton and the Waikato region, Ngarunui is famous destination to surf and learning to surf, though swimming here is considered a bit dangerous. The beach is also patrolled which makes it a safe place to have fun at. The black sand of the beach and the exotic surrounding landscape makes it a blissful location to have a rejuvenating coastal retreat.

6. New Chums Beach, Wainuiototo Bay

New Chums Beach, Wainuiototo Bay

Located on the Wainuiototo Bay, the New Chums Beach can be reached only after a 30 minute hike. This golden sand beach is an exotic location surrounded by greenery and small hills with plenty of shade. Climbing the rock structures there will give stunning views of the surroundings that are Instagram worthy. Also, due to the uneven tracks and rocky structures, it is necessary to have hiking shoes. The beach is set in a secluded area and getting there in the morning will give a pleasant experience. The beach does not have trash cans or toilets, hence it is suggested that visitors come prepared for that.

7. Te Toto Gorge Lookout, Raglan

Te Toto Gorge Lookout, Raglan

Around 30 minutes of drive from Raglan through a narrow gravel road, Te Toto Gorge lookout is located on a high spot overlooking the Tasman sea. The beach cannot be visited per se and is not accessible but the views that this lookout offers is to die for. Pack for a picnic and take a small detour to experience this coastal wonderland.

8. Manu Bay, Raglan

Manu Bay, Raglan

This beautiful beach came to spotlight after getting featured in the movie “Endless Summer”. A famous spot for surfers, you can spot surfers here almost throughout the year. You can walk the length of the beach and peacefully enjoy the rippling tides that wash across the beach. The mysterious tattooed rocks here also serve as an attraction in Manu Bay. Swimming, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding are some of the other activities here.

9. Karioitahi Beach, Waiku

Karioitahi Beach, Waiku

Set in Auckland, this well-developed beach area features a restaurant, bar and a café. This black sand beach offers a plethora of activities such as surfing, swimming, fishing, wind sailing among others. Experiencing sunrises or sunsets from this beach is a beautiful experience given its peaceful surrounding and serene atmosphere. Bikes and cars can also been speeding along the beach here. The beach is also dog friendly and is ideal for a casual stroll near the ocean.

We hope the article was useful for you. Do let us know if you have visited any of the beaches in Hamilton or the surrounding Waikato region mentioned above or if you would like for us to add anything to this list.

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