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Beaches in Hastings District

SurferWhether you like to go to the beach to surf, dive, swim or just bask in the sun, beaches in the Hastings District are perfect for anyone.

Ocean Beach and Waimarama are both within 35mins drive from Hastings past the trout-laden Tukituki River and nearby wineries. The two beaches are long with golden sand and are popular for surfing and boogie boarding. Waimarama has many kiwi baches (some available to rent), a shop with petrol and a boat launching area.

It is important to check with lifeguards regarding the swimming conditions. Surf-patrolled beaches in summer are at Westshore and Marine Parade in Napier, and at Ocean Beach and Waimarama. As always, care is needed when swimming at any beach.

The sun in Hawke’s Bay can be harsh in the middle of the day, with burn times of just 10 minutes in summer. It is important that you use plenty of sun block and wear protective clothing when out of the shade.

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