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a great family beach but there are better around for couples

this is a great family beach with lots of sand and a quiet stream, so worth a visit, but there are... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Fantastic for Families

Great beach for our young family. 2x children 2 An 4. Safe swimming an can walk everywhere... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Katie C
via mobile
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“safe beach” (2 reviews)
Mercury Bay, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

this is a great family beach with lots of sand and a quiet stream, so worth a visit, but there are better around for couples to visit

Thank JLM3080
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great beach for our young family. 2x children 2 An 4. Safe swimming an can walk everywhere. Playground at the purangi end an a set of swings an the main beach by toilets. Shops have everything you need for top up supplies. Ferry to whitianga...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great place to camp and enjoy the outdoors. A nice safe beach for the most part just have to use common sense around any water

Thank Deborah V
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Coromandel is just one of the many beautiful parts of New Zealand, and Cooks is just one of many beautiful beaches on the Coromandel. But it is lovely, and it is surrounded by interesting countryside. It gets very crowded at holiday times, but if...More

Thank Balladeer1248
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay here on our trip to NZ for a few days. The beach itself is beautiful and unspoilt, the whole stretch is just sand with wonderful views of the surroundings and out to sea. There are local...More

Thank EMS4321
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Had the beach almost to ourselves at Easter, it was warm & just beautiful. Kids swam, played cricket & built sand castles. worth a visit

Thank SunBeachFun2014
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

This is such a unspoilt spot in the coromandel perfect for families with young children. The flat bay is perfect for them to splash around in, not having to worry about a big wave knocking them over. I basically grew up here and this is...More

Thank Kiwitraveler95
Reviewed 28 January 2015

A beautiful and unspoiled beach with relatively safe swimming. Slightly marred by jet skiers off-shore but a great place for a dip in the sea. Lots of families and friends chilling and having a great afternoon. The views give the impression that nothing much has...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Cooks Beach is gorgeous like so many of New Zealand's beaches. This beach stands out, though, because it is perfect for families. First of all, it is huge and not overly crowded. Secondly, it did not have any undertow the two days we were there....More

Thank feelingbeachy
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Such a beautiful part of New Zealand to holiday, so much to do, grab a kayak and see this beautiful part of our country or visit a vineyard and sample a glass, enjoy a pizza or platter. Take a walk along these beautiful beaches, enjoy...More

1  Thank FayzHamilton
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