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Paihia Beach

Go on fishing charters, swim in the sea and browse shops and restaurants near Paihia’s main beach, the site of an annual swimming event that attracts competitors from around the country.

Enjoy fishing, swimming, picnicking and many other outdoor activities at Paihia Town Beach. The main beach is lined with several cafés and restaurants serving international cuisine and fresh seafood caught by local fishermen. Book a sea kayaking adventure or a big game fishing charter and set out into the sea.

Bring your swimming costume and towel to the beach and spend a day relaxing on the sands. Lie out and let the sun warm your skin. If it starts to get too hot, cool off with a refreshing dip in the ocean waters.

Pack a picnic to eat on the beach when hunger strikes. Alternatively, buy fish and chips nearby or walk over to the restaurants and cafés of the Paihia Wharf area. Many boat charter and cruise companies operate from the area around the beach and wharf.

Come in November to swim the Bay of Islands Classic, an annual ocean swimming event with several different length routes. The event occurs annually and attracts swimmers and spectators from across the country.

Head to the northern end of Paihia to reach Te Tii Bay, a stretch of golden sand fringed with native pohutukawa trees. Picnic on the sands or explore Te Tii Bay by sea kayak. The bay also has a children’s playground and nearby camping and caravan grounds. 

Find several hiking trails near Paihia Beach, including the Harrison’s Bush Scenic Reserve Trail. Follow the path through one of the most beautiful native forests in the Bay of Islands. Another excellent trail, the Waitangi to Haruru Falls Track, runs through a mature mangrove forest. Look for sea birds and indigenous flora on many of these picturesque walks.

The main town beach is located in the heart of Paihia, one of the busiest tourist towns in the Bay of Islands. Stay in luxurious resorts with spa facilities or opt for less-expensive self-catered apartments.


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Lodging Near Paihia Beach

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Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands $76
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 1,309 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Waitangi, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Waitangi Golf Club and Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Paihia Beach and Paihia Wharf are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands $85
    Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

    Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

    58 Seaview Road, Paihia
       
      4.4
      of 5, from 657 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Situated near the beach in Paihia, this luxury hotel is close to Paihia Beach, Paihia Wharf, and Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Local attractions also include Russell Beach and Russell Museum.

      Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia $81
      Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

      Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

      104 Marsden Road, Paihia
         
        4.2
        of 5, from 593 reviews
        3.5 out of 5.0

        This family-friendly Paihia hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Paihia Wharf and Paihia Beach. Waitangi Treaty Grounds is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

        Edgewater Palms Apartments $149
        Edgewater Palms Apartments

        Edgewater Palms Apartments

        8 - 10 Marsden Road, Paihia
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 135 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Paihia Beach and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Paihia Wharf and Waitangi Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Bay Adventurer $38
          Bay Adventurer

          Bay Adventurer

          26 Kings Rd, Paihia, Northland
             
            4.0
            of 5, from 5 reviews
            2.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Paihia, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Paihia Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Paihia Wharf and Waitangi Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Averill Court Motel $63
            Averill Court Motel

            Averill Court Motel

            62 Seaview Rd, Paihia
               
              4.5
              of 5, from 315 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Located in the heart of Paihia, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Paihia Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Paihia Wharf and Waitangi Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Breakwater Motel $107
              Breakwater Motel

              Breakwater Motel

              1 Bayview Road, Paihia, Northland
                 
                4.7
                of 5, from 320 reviews
                4.5 out of 5.0

                Offering direct access to the beach, this Paihia motel is within a 10-minute walk of Paihia Wharf and Paihia Beach. Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Waitangi Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Dolphin Motel $51
                Dolphin Motel

                Dolphin Motel

                69 Williams Road, Paihia
                   
                  4.2
                  of 5, from 195 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated near the beach, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Paihia Wharf and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Paihia Beach and Waitangi Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).