Auckland has hundreds of beaches. Most beaches in Auckland are categorised as east, west, or north.
Beaches near the city centre (along Tamaki Drive) are considered eastern beaches. These include: Okahu Bay, Mission Bay, Kohimaramara, Saint Helliers Bay, and Karaka Bay. Northern beaches which includes the North Shore and Rodney district has such gems as Browns Bay, Devonport Beach, Takapuna Beach Long Bay, Maraetai, and Stanmore Bay. The west or west coast has popular surf spots at Piha, Muriwai, and Bethells Beach.
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