New Zealand
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new-zealand-beachesNew Zealand boasts of an exceptionally long coastline compared to the size of the country (over 15,000 km) as the coast is irregular and indented with many coves, bays, harbors and fiords. The territorial waters of New Zealand stretch from the sub-tropical through to the sub-antarctic.

Its coastline reaches a scenic climax in the South Islands Fiordland and Abel Tasman National Parks, as well as the Bay of Islands Maritime Reserve in the North Island. Mitre Peak is one exceptional feature of New Zealand's coastline, it rises a staggering height of nearly one mile from the ocean. In the Abel Tasman National Park you may explore New Zealand's best sandy beaches and enjoy one of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand.

The islands tend to have better swimming beaches on the east coast and the further north you go. The west coasts are rugged and have many cliffs, but there are still suitable swimming and bathing beaches here. Black beaches are also common along the North Island's west coast.

New Zealand’s longest beach is about 60 miles long. It is famous for its huge sand dunes and resembles the Sahara Desert in places. The beach occupies the north western coastline of the North Island.

There are also some great surf breaks in both islands. The most famous one is located west of Hamilton in a small town called Raglan.
Piha Beach
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Waihi Beach
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Whitianga and Mercury Bay
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