Top 6 beaches in Waiheke Island

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Top 6 beaches in Waiheke Island
November 12, 2022

Did you know that safe exposure to sunlight can elevate serotonin levels and make you feel happier? Things can get even better for you when combining this with wonderful days on the top beaches in Waiheke island.

Just imagine going to a place that is surrounded by nature, where you can relax and listen to the sound of the ocean, go for a swim and do some water sports, and enjoy life at its best. Does it seem good? Then tag along to find out the best beaches to visit around here!

6 top beaches in Waiheke Island

Enjoying the beaches is one of the best things to do in Waiheke and the island is full of options. That is why we are trying to make your life easier by pointing out the top spots to choose from:

  1. Onetangi Beach

Amongst all the beaches in Waiheke, Onetangi is the most visited one. It is the longest beach on the island and is known for having the whitest sand and the largest Pohutukawa Trees.

Onetangi is also known as a surfing beach and other water activities like bodyboarding, especially when the northerly blows, and as a beautiful spot for swimming. You can also take a walk, or go fishing for your barbecue.

There you'll find tables, benches and public facilities available for use, as also different options of bars and restaurants.

  1. Palm Beach

Palm Beach is a great option for families with young children once it has a playground that can be a blessing for the little ones and their parents.

This beach in Waiheke is also known as a beautiful spot for safe swimming and enjoying the waves, and is recommended for people that are looking for a nice place on the island to sit back, feel the touch of the sun and relax.

There you can find free BBQ facilities, picnic benches, public toilets and an outdoor public shower. Also, worth mentioning, there are a few cafés and shops nearby.

  1. Little Oneroa Beach

Little Oneroa is a great place for sunbathing once it is a small and secluded beach in Waiheke. Sheltered by rocks and cliffs on both sides, this beach gives you the privacy you need to get a perfect tan with nothing to worry about.

It is also the perfect choice for swimming in the clear, warm waters of the island, and watching the sunset later in the day.

This beach also has free BBQ facilities, a children's playground and a great grass area. And if you're not in the mood for prepping your food, you can find an ice cream place, pizza, Fish'n Chips and burger options at the little Oneroa Takeaways.

  1. Man O' War Bay

Man O' War Bay makes the list as one of the few beaches in Waiheke that can be accessed by road, in an adventurous drive through a gravel road, and is also accessed by boats.

Commonly referred to as "The Bottom End", it is a beautiful spot that holds one of the best wineries on the island where you'll find a tasting room close to a large grassed area, so you can take your children to play.

And if we can give you a tip, it might not be a full Waiheke experience if you don't visit at least one of the island’s wineries, okay?

  1. Enclosure and Sandy Bay

This a two-in-one suggestion as Sandy Bay Beach is a little beach down the road from Enclosure Bay Beach.

Starting with Enclosure Bay is a sandy-pebble beach ideal for snorkelling. So, if you are looking forward to diving in the warmest water on the island, you know where to go!

Swimming is safe and there are lots of rock pools that make this beach in Waiheke a great option for kids to explore and enjoy nature.

Down the road, you'll find Sandy Bay, a beach popular for boating and also suitable for other water activities such as kayaking and stand-up paddling.

  1. Oneroa Beach

Last but not least is Oneroa Beach and its calm waters. This is a good place for relaxing and unwinding with friends and family.

The beach is safe for swimming and you can also explore the sea by kayak or stand-up paddle. But, once boating activity is also common in Oneroa, you should be careful so you can enjoy your time at the ocean with no problem.

Learning what to expect in each case is the best way to enjoy your stay the most. So we also recommend you to search about activities in Waiheke to plan your trip and have a remarkable time!

Private beach villas

Now that you know the top beaches in Waiheke, it's time to discover that there is a very interesting way to enjoy this experience on the island: being a guest at Omana's ocean-view villas to have access to a private beach.

Besides this convenience of not having to go far to find a secluded beach, there are other reasons to choose a private beach villa for your stay.

This is the perfect kind of accommodation if you are looking for exclusiveness, luxury, peace and tranquillity. Something you might need after a full day on the beach. Our villas are well-equipped with everything you might need to rejoice in life. 

Grab your sunscreen and enjoy

There are plenty of beaches in Waiheke that you can visit to have a good time, feel the touch of the sun on your skin and get an extra dose of happiness to enjoy life.

We hope you appreciate your suggestions and, whenever you come, bring your sunscreen and stay with us!

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