On the West Coast of the South Island, you'll find a rugged coastline that offers a range of beach activities to be enjoyed. Nearby to Carters Beach TOP 10 you'll find Tauranga Bay, one of the best beaches in NZ for surfing. As the name suggests, Carters Beach TOP 10 is a beachfront park. Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 and Ross Beach TOP 10 also follow the same path and are accurately named. Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 is only a short walk from the water's edge and lends the perfect place to watch a beautiful West Coast sunset. Ross Beach TOP 10 is a small park where you can park your caravan on the coastline and fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing. It can't get much better than that!
If you're planning a trip to Auckland looking to get your beach fix, our Auckland TOP 10 parks are in prime locations to ensure you can make the most of the summer. Red Beach TOP 10 has its own "private beach", Jacobs Ladder which is only 100m from the park and offers swimming and fishing. Or, head to Red Beach itself which is only 500m from the park and is the perfect sandy beach for a beach day! Orere Point TOP 10 is a coastal park only a short walk from Orere Point Beach where you can enjoy a fun-filled family day out before heading back to the park to enjoy a summer evening!
If there's a tropical oasis that's made for a relaxing holiday, it's Northland! Russell TOP 10 and Paihia TOP 10 are both situated in the Bay of Islands and offer unique and unmatched beach experiences. Step out the front door of Paihia TOP 10 and you'll find your toes in the sand almost instantly. Hire a kayak and see the sites from the water! Russell TOP 10 is close to several beaches and swimming spots that you'll be spoilt for choice. Unsure where to go, ask the staff at reception for their local knowledge! Whatuwhiwhi TOP 10 is another park that is surrounded by awesome beaches. Just down the road, you'll find both Parakerake and Tokerau Beach which are great choices for a day spent at the beach!
It's all in the name! Pohara Beach TOP 10 is another lush beachfront holiday park that is not to be missed. Tucked away in Golden Bay, Pohara Beach is warm and shallow which makes this the perfect beach for families. Plus, the soft sand is perfect for building sandcastles!
Christchurch Spencer Beach TOP 10 is located in between a pine forest and a sandy beach meaning you can feel like you're miles away from the city centre (even though you're only a 20-minute drive away). There is safe swimming between the flags outside of the Surf Life Saving Club in the summer months and the beach also serves as the ideal spot for a Saturday morning stroll! Beaches might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you're planning a stay at Timaru TOP 10, but Caroline Bay Beach is a much-loved spot by all those who visit. With a pontoon to swim out to and lots of boardwalks to walk along it is a great spot if you want a safe and fun beach day!