Another west coast beauty, the magic of Bethells beach has captured the hearts of many film makers. Moody and atmospheric, surrounded by rocky forested hills filled with hidden caves and black-gold sand that reflects the sky. Take caution when swimming or exploring caves as the waves are untamed and can be unpredictable.
The shallow freshwater lagoon makes a great spot for kids to splash around, as well as dogs which are permitted off leash on most of the beach. If you’d prefer calmer, sheltered swimming, there is an opportunity for that at Lake Wainamu just around the corner.