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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.

Top Trending Hotels Near Paihia Beach

Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
4 out of 5
32-36 Seaview Road, Paihia
The price is £44 per night from 17 Sep to 17 Sep
This family-friendly Paihia motel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Paihia Beach and Paihia Wharf. Waitangi Treaty Grounds is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) ...
3.9/5Good! (218 reviews)
"Was a nice stay with my family. Took my 3children and they loved it. The play room for the kids was the highlight of our stay. Perfect room for the kids. Room was tidy and clean. I stayed in the garden wing twin. It was nice for us. The owner was awesome. Had some last minute changes from my end ..."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2021

Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
Anchorage Motel
Anchorage Motel
4 out of 5
2 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £62 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Offering direct access to the beach, this Paihia motel is within a 10-minute walk of Paihia Beach and Paihia Wharf. Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Waitangi Golf ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (274 reviews)
"Lovely and clean with comfy beds and friendly service. Noisy with people up stairs....you can easily hear them walking around. Great location right across the road from the beach."

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2021

Anchorage Motel
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
27 Kings Road, Paihia
The price is £54 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Paihia Beach and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Paihia Wharf and Waitangi ...
4.1/5Very Good! (370 reviews)
"Staff friendly"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
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Centabay Lodge
Centabay Lodge
2 out of 5
27 Selwyn Road, Paihia, Bay of Island
The price is £41 per night from 18 Sep to 18 Sep
Centabay Lodge
Anchorage Motel
Anchorage Motel
4 out of 5
2 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £62 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Anchorage Motel
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
27 Kings Road, Paihia
The price is £54 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
4 out of 5
32-36 Seaview Road, Paihia
The price is £44 per night from 17 Sep to 17 Sep
Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
4 out of 5
138 Marsden Road, Bay of Islands, Paihia
The price is £71 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Edgewater Palms Apartments
Edgewater Palms Apartments
4 out of 5
8 - 10 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £146 per night from 20 Sep to 20 Sep
Edgewater Palms Apartments
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
4 out of 5
58 Seaview Road, Paihia
The price is £76 per night from 18 Sep to 18 Sep
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 out of 5
104 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £64 per night from 17 Sep to 17 Sep
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
4 out of 5
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi
The price is £67 per night from 17 Sep to 17 Sep
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
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