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Waihi Beach is a popular tourist attraction near Tauranga, New Zealand. The beach offers a 10 kilometre stretch of shoreline that can be explored by visitors. It is a pristine white sand beach that serves as a great location for water sports and leisure activities. Locals often visit for a picnic with friends and family. The tourist season draws more visitors to the beach.
Waihi Beach is located to the western part of the Bay of Plenty and to the northern tip of the country's coastline. It is situated at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula, about 10 kilometres away from Waihi Town. The beach is also recognised as a coastal town and has a population of 16000 people.
It is one of the cleanest beaches in the region. On a hot day, locals head to the shores for walks, a dip in the bay or just hang around with friends and family. Most prefer to explore this part of New Zealand in a day, but one can stay at one of the hotels nearby to make the most of their trip.
During other clear and pleasant days, the attraction is quiet and not very crowded. If one is looking for a tranquil place to spend some time in Waihi, this place is highly recommended.
Swimming- People can head to the Waihi Beach for a nice long swim by the coastline in the Bay of Plenty. The entire 10-kilometre stretch can be used to swim when the tide is right. The shore has a gentle slope into the waters. So, swimmers can remain close to the shore and be safe.
Surfing- The attraction is also famous for beach surfing. One can carry their surfboards and have a great time surfing over the Bay of Plenty.
Fishing- Fishing is another favourite activity here. There are several fishing spots on the coastline where enthusiasts can head for some quiet fishing time.
Staying updated with the weather forecast is much recommended before hitting the shores.
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