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Peaceful ,lovely little beach

We were told about this by the local information centre.We drove to the car park and walked the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John & Cheryl H
Hawera, New Zealand

A beautiful and remote beach with a memorial to William , a sailor. A special place - the grave was... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Diss Norfolk
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Sailors Grave Road, Tairua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were told about this by the local information centre.We drove to the car park and walked the five minute track to the Beach. We were the only ones there, a beautiful peaceful,sandy bay ,Oh so natural and undisturbed and so easy to get to.Go...More

Thank John & Cheryl H
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

A beautiful and remote beach with a memorial to William , a sailor. A special place - the grave was well kept and the beach was truly stunning.

Thank dawniedee
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach, that was much quieter than Hahei! Soft, clean sand, but be careful of the waves, which looked fierce and was probably why no one was swimming! The beach is a short step down from the car park, making the beach easily accessible. Nice...More

Thank chick-pea-222
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We drove to the car park at Sailors Grave which had a small attractive beach and from there took the 25 minute walk to Otara Bay. Well worth the climb over the hill to the next bay (with some great views along the way) to...More

Thank sfl12017
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Coromandel was so busy. Cathedral Cove had traffic jams on the path, Hot Water Beach was crazy, but Sailor's Grave beach was quiet, and beautiful. Safe inlet for children and nice waves for older children and adults. Crystal clear water, trees for shade. Just...More

Thank Jo1232016
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Soft sand, clear sea, terrific rock pools, shade from pohutukawa trees, river outlet making a pool for little ones, easy parking - what more could you ask for?!

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I thought this beach was way better than Cathedral Cove which was crowded and accessible by what was basically a paved track. At Sailor's Bay continue north up the coast a short way to Otara Beach - totally deserted - and to the Lynch Creek...More

Thank oyeah2015
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely rocky river that the children loved to play also. Beautiful sand, quite beach, can walk to next beach by following track.

Thank nfmcmorr
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We often take the short trip from Tairua to 'Sailors'. This is one of the nicest beaches on the peninsular. A lovely early morning walk south of the main access on fresh packed sand, a quick dip in the pacific (in summer) and back to...More

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The name "Sailor's Grave" is itself intriguing! There really is a marked grave there. There are numerous stories about this grave including a claim on Trip Advisor that it was a sailor from Captain Cooks Ship, The Endeavour. But that is not correct. Local archeologists...More

Thank EvanLewis
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