Waimea Road Beach Carpark

Waimea Road Beach Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking


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Ranking: 10/10

Great place, but the photo shows the wrong spot. Only park next to the freedom camping sign.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 9/10

01Oct18. A car park by the beach. Toilets but not 24hr. Cold shower in open. Free!
9/10 for what it does. Nothing special but an ok place to keep costs down.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Right on the beach, but you can hide from the weather behind the parking lot wall. A quiet area during the winter, but it’s next to the boat club so it may not be so much in the summer! Great view across the bay.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Sam Lanthong

Ranking: 8/10

Great relaxing place, really enjoyed the sound of the beach waves as you sleep through the night. Pretty shame that it’s only allowing camping 1 night only though.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sophie Holroyd

Ranking: 7/10

A perfectly decent carpark site, quiet out of season. Relatively sheltered from quite strong prevailing winds. No light in the loo, and that horrible scratchy loo paper I remember from childhood. Take a head torch and some soft quilted for some home comfort.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Nicole Hewitt

Ranking: 9/10

Clean toilets. Cold shower available. Really nice restaurant/bar. We stayed one night and were the only ones there. The beach is beautiful and saw an amazing sunset. Ideal stopover.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Free, toilets, cold outdoor shower, nice restaurant, beautiful beach.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

It's free and nice all the same, but it's it's also better, and free 2 minutes down the road at the Waikanae River Mouth. I would only stay here if the River Mouth is full.

Reviewed over 9 years ago