Little Bay Recreational Reserve

Little Bay Recreational Reserve

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Tyler's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great little spot right by the beach, only about 5 or so spots, or if people rock up with big campers maybe less.

We arrived at 4pm ish and there was no space for us, about 4 campers camped outside the signs with no problem.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Jenna's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place,very quiet. Toilet is a long drop and clean. There is a book exchange library on the beach.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in August 2020

Laurie's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Space for 4 SC vans right in front of beach and toilet some houses on hills nice beach walk last freedom camp
on West coast so be popular in summer

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Kate's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Gorgeous view and beautiful beach, not much space to park up. Lost points for the toilet which had a bird in it and no sink.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Clobark's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Absolutely incredible place to stay. Beautiful veiw and great swimming beach.Toilet fine. Ground sloped and uneven.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Spelelis's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice place in the heart of Coromandel Peninsula. The long-drop non-smelly toilet is especially amusing - it's painted by a professional painter and it's asking people to "take 3 for the sea" - basically pleading people to collect 3 trashes from the beach and put it in the bin to keep NZ beaches beautiful. There is a bin and not much more. Some houses close-by but after all it's a secluded place with a sandy beach. It's one of my favourite places I've camped at and it's well worth the cca. 10km drive on gravel road (it's well maintained so no worries there). I would definitely recommend!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Erika's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Just a sandy patch of gravel to park on with a long drop loo and no water. But room for 6 vans and a beautiful beach right at your doorstep!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ashleigh's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Decent little place to spend the night. Small car park that leads onto a beautiful beach with clear waters. Toilet is a long drop but clean enough and space for three or four campers. Very quiet for a good sleep!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Pim Brackenie


Ranking: 10/10

This free campsite at a small parking lot (only two spots) deserves the maximum score. It is next to a beautiful beach, playground next to the campsite, toilets and a (cold) shower inside a facility 20 meters away. This is the only free campsite we spent the night, that had an indoor shower nearby. From here you can go to New Chum’s Beach by foot, where you can have your own beautiful private beach (in november).

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Will McConnell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A really beautiful, secluded bay. We were the only ones there. The loo leaves a little to be desired but that's freedom camping. If you want peace then it's worth the miles of gravel roads.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Zoe's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely half moon beach with Pohutukawa trees for shade from the heat. Busy spot in the summer months. The parking area is nothing to write home about but access to the beach is on your doorstep. Only room for 1-2 campers. Public toilet.

Reviewed over 7 years ago