South Beach Whanganui

South Beach Whanganui

Recognised for its excellent fishing and surfing

Adjacent to the Whanganui Airport is South Beach. As soon as the tide goes out South Beach is a 20km stretch of sand, excellent for a days picnic, swimming, surfing or fishing. Up in the dunes are fantastic off-roading trails. Drive south and you can reach the mouth of the Whangehu River, or North will take you to the South Mole, another great fishing spot.

Once on the beach the opportunities for great family fun are extensive. The beach is not patrolled so remember to watch the tides and take care at all times when near and in the water.

South Beach Whanganui

South Beach Whanganui
  • Best Peak

    Travel south along the beach and you will come across a secret stream – great for kids swimming and a picnic!

  • Something for All!

    Opportunities for great family fun are extensive!

  • Snack Break

    South Beach Cafe is a nice place to drop in and have a quick cup of tea and a snack! South Beach Cafe.

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South Beach, Whanganui

Open all day long!

0800 92 64 26
Enjoy at your own pace!
Parking Available, 4WD Access, Dogs Must Be Leashed, Unpatrolled Swimming, Surfing Spot, Family Friendly


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