Fodor's Expert Review Takapuna Beach

Greater Auckland Beach
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You'll see some of New Zealand's most expensive houses along Takapuna Beach on Auckland's North Shore. If architecture (or being nosey) isn't your thing, it's a safe swimming beach in summer and there are many picnic areas. It's good for walking and in the mornings and evenings it's where the well-sneakered walk their pooches. Sailors, kayakers, and triathletes all use this beach for training. Stand-up paddle boarding is also very popular here. The many cafés in Takapuna township are two minutes away from the sand. Amenities: food and drink; parking; showers; toilets; water sports. Best for: sunrise; swimming; walking.

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The Promenade
Auckland, Auckland  0622, New Zealand

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