Whangapoua

Whangapoua

Continuing on State Highway 25 on the northeast coast of Coromandel from Kuaotunu takes you towards Matarangi and Whangapoua, divided by Whangapoua Harbour. Matarangi is a larger resort town with a lovely white sand beach. Whangapoua, is smaller and arguably better-known as the gateway to New Chums Beach.

This is a bit unfair as it is yet another beautiful, and relatively safe, east coast surf beach. At the northwest end, there is quite a larger coastal estuary, perfect for beach reflection photos.

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