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Omaha Beach: White Sand and Clear Blue Water, Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau

Omaha is one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in the Auckland region and it’s closer that you might think…just 1 hour from the center of Auckland. We love swimming here and on this trip we discovered a lot more sea birds sharing the beach with us.

Location: Omaha Beach

Omaha Spit is located on the east coast of the North Island, about 60 km north of Auckland. The spit forms a barrier between the open sea and Whangateau Harbour, a relatively unspoilt tidal estuary.

To check for live information on water quality and safe swimming conditions at this beach, see the Safeswim website.

Walking- Omaha Beach 57secs

We stayed a few days with Helen and John, chatted, sat on the beach, swam, walked and dined together… a perfect summer break.

The Omaha Shorebird Protection Trust has a website which is a great resource and will help you identify the different species of birds found along this shoreline. We cautiously entered into the Godwit/Kuaka breeding area and managed to spot several of these migratory birds… but from a distance. I was aware of the large population of Godwits that arrived in Miranda but was surprised to see them here on the Omaha Spit so close to people.

Little Dotterel on the beach 26secs

Things to do: there are certainly a lot of things to do and here are some of my favourites:

Ka kite anō, Janet

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