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Our Secret Beach

I don't really like sharing this place with the world since it would be a pity if it became too... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Fantastic place to go for swim in the summer

We swam here a few months ago while travelling in the area. The water was so warm and clear even in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Sailors Grave Road, Tairua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't really like sharing this place with the world since it would be a pity if it became too popular..but its really a special place and somewhere to connect with nature and the environment. Not so easy to find but well worth the detour....More

Thank Annaliese62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We swam here a few months ago while travelling in the area. The water was so warm and clear even in the surf. One of the nicest swims I have ever had and the water the clearest I have seen in the surf. Good parking...More

Thank Strickes
Reviewed 11 April 2018

You go down a narrow road off the main road and it is signposted but not so you would appreciate the location. At the bottom you come across a deserted sandy beach and nearby the grave of the drowned 19th Century sailor. There is a...More

Thank Johntherunner
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We had a little trouble finding the turnoff from the highway, but once we parked we wandered around enjoying the history of this place. Only one other person there (walking a dog); so peaceful and relaxing, away from the city.

Thank ringthebells2
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The grave of a sailor drowned at sea, a sad story But apart from paying homage to him, this is a beautiful place to visit.

Thank Pippylong
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We visited this place... in the rain. And in spite of that, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The area is well sheltered from the sun (and rain) and was completely deserted except for us. An absolutely beautiful beach, with some interesting history to boot.

Thank ManitobaCyclists
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The weather wasn’t good enough for a trip out with the boat so sailors grave beach was our second choice and we were positively surprised! Nice beach, great for dogs and good waves!

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great beach for fishing, very peaceful, well worth a visit. You can walk from this beach across to the next which is only possible on foot

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Great expanse of sand with no one there! Excellent beach with easy access and free parking. The actual Sailors grave was very interesting.

Thank BrentTraveller
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Sailors Grave is a beautiful beach but keep your eyes peeled for a quiet path over to the next beach, Otara bay was pristine, deserted and wonderful

Thank Becca S
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