The beach is located in a little bay, surrounded by cliffs. On the beach the waves were perfect for playing in, the sand decent enough for sand castles, and the temperature just perfect to make you want to enjoy the water. I swam, bogey boarded, body surfed, built sandcastles, and buried Sprouts legs many times.
We made it to Waipatiki beach yesterday. It was everything it was hyped to be. I think this is now my favorite New Zealand beach. It didn’t hurt that I enjoyed the drive on the gravel road that was twisty and swoopy.