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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

Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
27 Kings Road, Paihia
The price is £50 per night from 3 Aug to 3 Aug
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! (364 reviews)
"Handy to ammenities. Great shower. Gym very old."

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2021

Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 out of 5
104 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £69 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
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 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (820 reviews)
"Great stay- great room and location, clean and tidy, friendly staff, great price. What a beautiful place."

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2021

Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
4 out of 5
138 Marsden Road, Bay of Islands, Paihia
The price is £64 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Offering direct access to the beach, this Paihia aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paihia Wharf and Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Paihia Beach and Waitangi Golf ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (591 reviews)
"Clean, plenty of room, directly across the road from the beach, short walk to the the town and eateries. Perfect for us, would happily stay again."

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2021

Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
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Dolphin Motel
Dolphin Motel
4 out of 5
69 Williams Road, Paihia
The price is £34 per night from 5 Aug to 5 Aug
Dolphin Motel
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 out of 5
104 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £69 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
27 Kings Road, Paihia
The price is £50 per night from 3 Aug to 3 Aug
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
4 out of 5
138 Marsden Road, Bay of Islands, Paihia
The price is £64 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Edgewater Palms Apartments
Edgewater Palms Apartments
4 out of 5
8 - 10 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £147 per night from 19 Aug to 19 Aug
Edgewater Palms Apartments
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
4 out of 5
130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands
The price is £118 per night from 9 Aug to 9 Aug
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
Averill Court Motel
Averill Court Motel
3 out of 5
62 Seaview Rd, Paihia
The price is £42 per night from 18 Aug to 18 Aug
Averill Court Motel
Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
4 out of 5
32-36 Seaview Road, Paihia
The price is £40 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
Anchorage Motel
Anchorage Motel
4 out of 5
2 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £55 per night from 29 Jul to 29 Jul
Anchorage Motel
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