Kuendu Beach
Kuendu Beach
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Noumea Drive, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800 New Caledonia

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Terry Lobert
St Kilda, Australia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a beautiful location a 15 minute drive from Noumea city centre and well worth a visit.
The beach itself is nothing special, but the water is gorgeous clear, smooth and shallow.
We visited on a Tuesday afternoon, there were not many visitors and it was very peaceful.
It is worth walking along the top of the peninsula on the left hand side of the beach (as you face the water) all the way to the end, the views are amazing.
We travelled from Anse Vata by #3 bus - it is worth checking the front of the bus before you board as not all of them go all the way to Kuendu Beach (you don't want to take two buses to get here as you pay for each journey).
Written 25 November 2019
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flashgordon2016
Orlando, FL16,628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Spend some great quality time visiting this remote area on the island of Nouville.
The place looks very quiet and empty with pristine water which looks perfect for a gateway from Civilization. The left cliff is a great area to take pictures from. A resort is over there as well with a watersilde pool.
Check it out for yourself.
Written 19 August 2019
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djcj
Ohope, New Zealand259 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Having a car we decided to drive out to look at this beach that some people have praised. We didn't stay more than 20 minutes. The beach was nothing special with half taken up by the Kuendo Beach Resort (that didn't look anything special either). There are no facilities but I guess if you buy a coffee from the resort bar you could use their toilets. The sand was gritty but the sea is shallow and calm, sheltered from the usual windy conditions on New Caledonia. There is plenty of parking and shade under some trees on a grassy stretch behind the beach. Overall it looked very much a locals beach and we found the number of stray dogs roaming about to be very off putting so we didn't unpack and headed back to the Lemon Bay.
Written 21 April 2019
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Peter S
Brisbane, Australia302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Coming off the ship with an extended family of 7 we encountered a lovely lady in a booth in the far corner of the Cruise Terminal from PRIVATE TOURS. Anne is very passionate about her Noumea and meeting people. A teacher, she has excellent English and gave us an excellent commentary about colonial and modern Noumea and took us to the main high spots to view the city. We then drove across to the distant peninsula and Kuendu Beach. I had been to Noumea several times and suffered crowding at Anse Vata and other beaches so I was very happy to find a almost disserted beach with only a few locals playing football. The water was cool and my family enjoyed floating in the clear shallows. Thanks Anne.
Written 9 April 2019
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blackeldo
Kiama, Australia2,249 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
KUENDO BEACH HAS THE USUAL LOCAL SHORTCOMINGS - PLUS A FEW POSITIVES.

SHORTCOMINGS – once again we are looking at a fairly narrow (water to back of beach) strip of sand – some parts less than a meter at full tide. The sand was not great –grey-yellow with plenty of weed and coral detritus. The water not super clear and deepening only slowly. There was a bit of coral rock offshore with a few fish, but nothing to get excited about. Only half the 400m beach was open to the public, the rest taken by the resort.

POSITIVES – most of NOUMEA’S beaches face into the prevailing south-east trade winds which can get pretty brisk even on nice days. KUENDO is oriented away from these frequent winds, helped by high protective headlands and hills. This leads to very smooth water conditions – just the thing for easy swimming. Also the location at the end of the NOUVILLE PENINSULA west of the CBD and CRUISE TERMINAL is a semi rural one – the beach is backed by a spacious park area, hills further out and is not crowded by cafes and city buildings.
Calm water which gradually deepens plus the park make this an excellent beach for kids.

TIPS.
- from the CBD take bus #10 which terminates near the beach. Walk 80m further and take the track to the right which goes 150m thru the park to the sand. I caught the bus at a stop on RUE DE GENERALL GALLIENI one block west of the CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL but NOUMEA was undergoing CBD roadworks so this could change. Fare 210 pacific francs. BTW this bus on return goes all the way thru to the very good OUEN TORO* viewpoint in NOUMEA’S south, passing the other popular NOUMEAN beaches – ANSE VATA* and LEMON BEACH* (all of which I and many others have reviewed on TRIPADVISOR) so if you want to do an all day beach crawl, this bus would facilitate.
- there are a number of other beaches surrounding KUENDO. Abt 300m due south on the east-facing coast is PLAGE DE NUDISTES. To the nudists’ north another UN-NAMED BEACH, to its south a beach beside the CHS HOSPITAL All suffer the deficiencies mentioned up-page including exposure to the south easterlies.
Written 13 November 2018
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Theresa D
Perth, Australia1,096 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Catch the local no 10 bus to the last stop and you’ll find a nearly deserted beach to explore. It is close to a resort with a snack bar, bar and restaurant. Worth a visit for 210 francs each way.
Written 12 July 2018
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Taka S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
Hopped onto bus 10 from ansevata: went all the way to the end and found Kuendu Beach, where the local villages are not bright shops, grass reserves and a beach with one hotel, calm good for kids and to be away from the crowds.
Written 9 July 2018
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MAmoscow
Moscow46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
Much better than 2years ago - no more garbage, the beach itself is better ( though still needs some regular cleaning), again it is getting popular with locals over the weekends (barbecue). Beware of homeless people who came to reside in the surrounding area . Weekdays is the best time for a visit, daytime only. Direct bus service to/from Anse Vata (bus 10, 45 min one way, ticket 210 XPF one way). Most enjoyable for swimming - quite shallow, no waves. Nowhere to buy food/drinks ( would not count in the adjacent motel).
Written 24 February 2018
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Laurent G
Tinonee, Australia88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
a great place to go for a bit of history after a nice walk go and enjoy a very nice secluded and safe beach for family with kids. Bar restaurant if you want to eat something or simply sitting on the deck and enjoying the view
Written 28 December 2017
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zendamind
Noumea, New Caledonia33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
If you visit New Caledonia, check out if there is a concert or live event at Kuendu Beach at night!

I don't usually go to the Kuendu beach for swimming during day, but I love to go to the music event at Kuendu beach!

Of course, it's all depends on the events but if you can find an event you like, I'm sure you can enjoy the atmosphere and mingle with locals. Serves food and drinks!

There are also nude beach around Kuendu beach area.

(o^^o)

Written 24 February 2017
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