Waimarama is one of the most popular coastal resorts in the country. Its long stretches of sandy beach are ideal for walking, jogging, swimming, surfing and fishing. It has mobile phone coverage and a general store (which does fantastic fish and chips).
Waimarama, 25 minutes' drive from Havelock North past the spectacular Craggy Range winery, is a typical attractive East Coast golden sand beach. Some permanent residents live here, but in the main Waimarama is a popular weekender and picnic venue.
This beach yields an abundance of pipi, while flounders are occasionally speared near the water's edge.
Waimarama Beach Location Map
Waimarama Road (Google map)