Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Omaha Beach North Of Auckland

Omaha Beach an enjoyable day trip from Auckland

I remember the first time
 I went to Omaha Beach I was only 5. Dad stopped the car in a rough metal parking area ( which is now the main car park) We walked over an over grown grass area to view the beach.

How things change don't they?

Getting There

The location of Omaha Beach is East Coast north of Auckland. About a 45 minute drive on a good day. Perfect for that day trip as there is so much to see along the way and then you can enjoy a picnic lunch and maybe go for a surf. or even go for a long beach walk.
 Summertime is also a good idea so you can get the most out of the day and enjoy the beach.

On the Way out to Omaha Beach you pass vineyards and a small settlement called Matakana.

Matakana is a very popular place especially in the weekends with markets, a choice of great restaurants and cafes and a boutique cinema of which is a great place to catch a movie.

Omaha Beach itself has transformed from the quite paddocks it once was and is now street after street of up market houses and holiday homes for the wealthy so if you get tired of walking the sand check out the houses.
 There is also a Golf Course, Surf club  and a couple of cafes.

The beach itself is often ok to surf at and a reasonable safe beach also. In the summer the kids can swim between the flags.

You sometimes see fishermen on the rocks. There is a man made wall of boulders on the left side of the beach that seems to be a popular place to fish. I also noticed on my recent walk that there is a predator fence up also to protect the Godwits and other birds .

The beach itself is long , sandy with nice waves and a great place to visit.
It you do go in summer though keep in mind there are no trees so no shade.

Omaha is well worth the visit.

You may like these posts on Other Beaches Close to Omaha

Goat Island Marine Reserve In the same direction as Omaha a little further around the coast.
Check post out on Goat Island Click Here

Tawharanui Regional Park also close to Omaha. The park in a good choice for a day trip.
Click Here

Read more on the area
Click Here

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