Paihia Beach

Paihia Beach showing a coastal town, a bay or harbour and a sandy beach

Paihia Beach

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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.

436 Cheap Hotels Near Paihia Beach

Dolphin Motel
Dolphin Motel
4 out of 5
69 Williams Road, Paihia, 0200
The price is NZ$108 per night from 12 Jun. to 13 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star motel in Paihia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (471 reviews)
"Close to everything"

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

Dolphin Motel
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
4 out of 5
58 Seaview Road, Paihia, 0200
The price is NZ$149 per night from 6 Jun. to 7 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star luxury hotel in Paihia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (816 reviews)
"Heated pool would have been nice"

Reviewed on 26 Apr. 2022

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 out of 5
104 Marsden Road, Paihia, 0200
The price is NZ$165 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Paihia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (843 reviews)
"Awesome stay! Close to everything within walking distance."

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Paihia Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
27 Kings Road, Paihia, 200
The price is NZ$84 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
Dolphin Motel
Dolphin Motel
4 out of 5
69 Williams Road, Paihia, 0200
The price is NZ$108 per night from 12 Jun. to 13 Jun.
Dolphin Motel
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
4 out of 5
58 Seaview Road, Paihia, 0200
The price is NZ$149 per night from 6 Jun. to 7 Jun.
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 out of 5
104 Marsden Road, Paihia, 0200
The price is NZ$165 per night from 22 May to 23 May
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, 0200
The price is NZ$135 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
Averill Court Motel
Averill Court Motel
3 out of 5
62 Seaview Rd, Paihia, 0200
The price is NZ$99 per night from 16 Jun. to 17 Jun.
Averill Court Motel
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
4.5 out of 5
130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, 0200
The price is NZ$224 per night from 19 May to 20 May
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
Casa Bella Motel
Casa Bella Motel
2.5 out of 5
3 MacMurray Road, Paihia, 200
The price is NZ$85 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Casa Bella Motel
The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection
The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection
5 out of 5
100 Marsden Road, Paihia, 0210
The price is NZ$241 per night from 17 May to 18 May
The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.