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Nice beach to have a stroll with dogs as well

Ohawe is not a big beach and rather stony so not so suitable for swimming but ideal for taking the... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Hawera, New Zealand
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Love this beach.. great place to go for a swim Just a drive watch the waves. Love returning to my... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
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“black sand”(5 reviews)
“low tide”(4 reviews)
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Rangatapu Street, Hawera, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great beach for a stroll on the wild side or taking your dog for a walk. Popular with surf casters and boat fishermen. Swimmers need to take care but on a hot summers day a paddle is good.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 19Lynne25
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Ohawe is not a big beach and rather stony so not so suitable for swimming but ideal for taking the dogs out as it is an off-leash area. Some fisherman goes there but not sure how successful they are. There is a camping area which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mandypandy7
Reviewed 4 March 2018

found this by mistake and what a wonderful time we had there,lovely place to picnic and they have BBQs

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gary M
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Love this beach.. great place to go for a swim Just a drive watch the waves. Love returning to my hometown.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank P7831UPamandat
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Went to this beach for a walk with my grand sons and our dog Sam. Although a black sand beach the vista was stunning!! Also there is a walled area to the right of the beach where children were on their body boards and in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Gillian A
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

When is low tide it is very neat place where to go for a swimm. Great for kids, close to town. Very good..........

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank inga2016
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Rugged and stunning coastline. Big surf, lots of rips and black sand. Good walking at low tide and nice to watch the sunset. There have been thousands of blue vilella marine creatures washed up over the previous week. Sadly they were dead and very very...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ah62
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A really nice, not overley used, little beach in South Taranaki. There is a lovely small community that live in the settlement, a great country style hall with enough room to layout a few sleeping bags for an overnight stay. A good beach for a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I was back in Taranaki to do some research and tracked down the Soldiers Cemetery at the beach which I had never bothered to visit before. It was worth the walk through a paddock to get to it. And then we went for a great...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SLRobinsonNZ
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Wonderfully rugged west coast beach, black sand, lots to explore, plenty of driftwood, great place to watch the sunset. Good waves, great for families, 10 minutes drive from Hawera.

Date of experience: February 2017
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