My wife and I took two friends and our dogs to the Beach on a Wednesday afternoon to give the dogs a run and enjoy chasing the ball at shore line. We then had a picnic close to the Surf Club by the Motel. What a wonderful afternoon. There were no fish but a lot of paddle crabs were been... 更多
One of the most convenient beaches we visited, as it is accessible only a few minutes off the state hwy. The beach is in excellent condition and waters are very safe for our young kids. Locals are very friendly too. We stayed overnight here in our motorhome and the sunrise was spectacular.
I was here on a weekday, so it was pretty quiet, just a few other people enjoying the beach, some with their dogs. I had a good time taking pictures of shore birds and the amazing view. What I liked best was the pristine sand with little shells and small pieces of driftwood shattered by the wind.
If you are on the South side of Whangarei and you want/need total quiet on a beach with the most spectacular views, then Ruakaka Beach is the place you should go. Do take note of the warning signs regarding rips etc and its good that a large part of the beach is 'dog friendly'. There is only a short walk... 更多
The only room to have is the penthouse. Roomy and excellent bed. Views unfortunately have a sand dune so not really that good. Although very quiet and excellent black out curtains for a sleep in. Thank you!
What a beautiful place to visit. White sand, lovely walking, great fishing. Only one and three quarters of a hour from Auckland it well worth packing a thermos and lunch and spend the day at tge beach, there's even a river inlet to canoe in.
Great picnic stopover on way to/from Auckland. Huge bay with good surf. White sands, blue sky. Beautiful. Spoilt for choice in nz - in any other country this would be an 'omg' beach, packed with tourists. Here, empty. Toilets clean and well looked after. Freedom camping site nearby. Great campervan pull in too. Surf lifesvaing club next door which might... 更多
Most of the good things I experienced on this beach has already been written in previous previews. Lovely long stretch of beach for walking, on some days you have the beach all to yourself and you might see less than five people. During summer and Christmas holidays, there are of course holiday makers sunning and enjoying the beach. The surf... 更多
This beach is spectacular with long stretches of sand. It is easily accessible from the nearby SH1 and you are able to park directly next to the beach acces. Swimming is safe and there is an adjacent life guard station. It is never overpopulated and there is ample room to play games.