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Omaha and Point Wells beaches

Auckland, North Island

Over 4 km of white fine sand, gentle rolling surf, lifeguards and award winning restaurants, cafes and shops nearby. Matakana is a stone’s throw away. Omaha beach offers visitors sweeping views of Little Barrier Island and beyond to the deep blue horizon.

Omaha Beach is a great place to learn to surf or boogie board. The estuary on the western side of the peninsula is great for paddleboarding, windsurfing and kite boarding and there are excellent all-tide boat-launching facilities for fishing and water skiing. There are coastal walkways and low tide rock pools to explore. If you want to stretch your legs, take a jog along the vast expanse of sand to the southern end  of the beach and then head back via the coastal walkway.

There are boat ramps, fishing bays to clean fish and extensive car parking.



The beach will not have the deserted feel rather it is populated with holiday makers and busy with people coming and going.


Cycle trails led to Point Wells (on the opposite side of the Omaha estuary). The area is undergoing considerable urbanization with the popularity of Omaha and nearby Matakana influencing the region. The wide green public reserve along the harbour front is shaded by mature pohutukawa trees. There is a boat ramp at the edge of the point providing boat access to the Whangateau Harbour for two hours either side of low tide. Along the river jetties offer river swimming and water bombing in high tide. Another well known Auckland haunt for a day at the beach.

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