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Mel n Ross

Ranking: 10/10

Gorgeous spot to stay. Only 2 campers during our stay, we have a large caravan and there is plenty of room for large vehicles to maneuver and park. Beautiful beach both sides. Great spot for fishing.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Michael Burke

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

WOW what a beautiful beach and place to stay, toilets are right close by and 3 other freedom campers and feel safe. If I didn't buy pizza I would be trying the takeaways just down the road. Lovely beach both sides. So beach view from the front and from the back of my van. I will be back

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Dennis R

Ranking: 8/10

Basic facilities, public and not clean. Fantastic sea view. There can be a lot of action on the parking lot in case of an event of the nearby surf school.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Stayed two nights as it Was perfect!
6 bays, on both nights five Campervans...
Clean Toilets and cokd showers.
The Beach with High waves on one side, the other side the calm bar, perfect to swim for the children. Very calm even during the day (February)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Camille's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice place to stay. It’s a bit windy but the shower is very good, toilets are open 24/7 (no light in girls toilets), the view is amazing. It’s very peaceful and quiet.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Cor Dekker

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot! Close to the beach. Toilets and outside cold shower. Filled up halfway the afternoon. Two other free campsite's on the samen road.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Tim Bartlett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great location. Apart from the sound of sea music, very quite at night. Cold water tap and 24hr WC. 9 Marked bays. Long sandy beach.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Meg's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Really nice spot right on the coast. Public toilet and outside cold water shower. Great spot for fishing. No dump station or water supply. 4 other Campervans here in car park. Came at about 6pm.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Glenn's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Lovely spot with sea and lagoon on each side of us.
+ toilets open 24/7.
- parking space very cramped in summer only 8 spots.
This is worth a look and a stay.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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David Longshaw

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant spot.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Paul Vinken


Ranking: 10/10

A real top spot, nicely located on a parking between the beach and a lagoon at the opposite side. Room for 9 campervans, self contained. Clean toilets nearby. Nice beach for a long walk or a swim in the surf.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Jan Hiltermann


Ranking: 9/10

Extremely beautiful spot. We were lucky enough to be alone. A bit much asphalt but the views are truly fantastic. Furthermore there is a toilet, 1 cold shower and picnic tables. What's more to want on a free spot.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Jo Dawson

Ranking: 10/10

This is sooo close to being my top camping spot in NZ! Level car parking spots, easy to find and clearly marked. Clean toilets right there and steps from the beach. Beautiful views, quiet spot, friendly locals on the beach walk the next day. Thank you for having this free spot.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Erich Brueggermann

Ranking: 9/10

Absolutely beautiful spot on the beach, next to lifeguard base. Great long beach, sadly too fresh to swim. We were 2 campers, stayed in December! Toilet & cold shower outside. One of our favourites!!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Murray Sutherland

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed for one night, a long way through town to get to this windy point. But a great spot to stay. Only maybe 8-10 spaces but there were just 4 of us in mid December. Self contained only and some people came to check but I think there are some toilets too. Right on the beach with a few friendly locals around. Isolated - in a good way.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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mathieu boustie


Ranking: 8/10

Simple car park with flush toilets.
Right on the beach.
Much better than staying in normal campsite stuck like sardines.
We were lucky and saw 2 orcas just off the shore during our breakfast.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Sina Leidig


Ranking: 10/10

Great parking space just next to the sea and beach. It is a simple place with space for several campervans, but only self-contained ones, although there are toilet facilities. Quiet and one of our favourite spots!!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Malcolm & Susan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

One of our highlights. Self-contained freedom camping in small car park with sandy beach on one side and lagoon/estuary on the other, and picnic tables. Well worth the easy drive from main road although at first looks alarmingly residential – but residents did smile! Toilets open all night and check-up patrol at least once on our overnight stay. Very good fish and chips 1.8 k back down the road, with bar and small store.
[2 senior Scots, 4 week trip, mainly overnight stops, self-contained, Autumn]

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ian Garner


Ranking: 10/10

Site surrounded on 3 sides by sea. Stunning views all around. Toilets close by. Excellent free site.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ranking: 9/10

Maybe the best free campsite! We were alone with the ocean and birds.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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David Restell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We stayed here for 3 (very windy nights) but loved it.

+ Toilets are clean and open all night,
+ Fantastic location, 1 side is beach the other is lagoon,
+ Free!!
+ Lovely benches overlooking the sea.

+/- It is a car park that is frequently visited by dog walkers and people looking at the view.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in June 2013

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Patricia Busbach


Ranking: 9/10

really nice freedom camping, nice beach and bird watching, picnic tables at the beach, toilet facilities are good

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good access roads make this a must and it is definitely worth the effort of driving off the main road for about 15/20 minutes.
If the weather is nice, get here earlier and enjoy the sunset and the beach!

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

One of the better Freedom Camping locations in the Bay of Plenty. Lot's a space and a wonderful beach to explore. The photos don't do it justice.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago