The Top Beaches In Auckland

There are many great beaches around Auckland but here are my top picks for the best beaches in Auckland. Cheltenham Beach Devonport – family friendly, lovely at high tide and has a pontoon to jump off…FUN! Piha Beach – stunning scenery, the beach glistens like a night sky due to the black sand. Mission Bay – big reserve to watch volleyball games or have a picnic, family friendly safe beach to swim and a load of restaurants adjacent to the beach for a drink and people watch. Little Manly – cute beach on the main road in Whangaparoa Peninsula. Sheltered and private. Roughly a 35min trip from AKL by car. Takapuna Beach - Long stretch of white sand. The NZ All Blacks and various professional sports teams train here frequently. Huge reserve and fantastic new playground, plenty of spots to picnic and sunbathe. Waiheke Beaches – Oneroa, Little Oneroa, Onetangi, Palm Beach…any of them. Stunning white sand and pristine water. Good for fishing and gathering shellfish. Muriwai Beach – also a black sand beach and Mar – Sept there is a Gannet bird colony in residence.