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Paihia Beach
Holiday Travel Guide

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

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.

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438 Cheap Hotels Near Paihia Beach

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 NZ$147 per night from 7 Jun. to 7 Jun.
Located in Waitangi, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Waitangi Golf Club and Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Paihia Beach and ...
4/5Very Good! (986 reviews)
"Loved the room, the pool and the spa. Wasn’t offered a drink at dinner, had to ask for it."

Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2021

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
4 out of 5
58 Seaview Road, Paihia
The price is NZ$148 per night from 30 May to 30 May
Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Paihia Beach and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Russell Beach and Paihia Wharf ...
4.3/5Excellent! (766 reviews)
"Walking distance to main hub of shops. Parking can be an issue depending on the capacity of the hotel. Overall, good value for money"

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2021

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
5 out of 5
130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands
The price is NZ$238 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Situated on the waterfront, this luxury resort is within a 10-minute walk of Paihia Wharf and Paihia Beach. Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Waitangi Golf Club are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (226 reviews)
"Great facility's, good location great views beach side"

Reviewed on 8 May 2021

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
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Top Paihia Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

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 NZ$147 per night from 7 Jun. to 7 Jun.
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
4 out of 5
58 Seaview Road, Paihia
The price is NZ$148 per night from 30 May to 30 May
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
5 out of 5
130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands
The price is NZ$238 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
27 Kings Road, Paihia
The price is NZ$100 per night from 27 May to 27 May
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
Dolphin Motel
Dolphin Motel
4 out of 5
69 Williams Road, Paihia
The price is NZ$90 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Dolphin Motel
Averill Court Motel
Averill Court Motel
3 out of 5
62 Seaview Rd, Paihia
The price is NZ$82 per night from 1 Jun. to 1 Jun.
Averill Court Motel
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 out of 5
104 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is NZ$130 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Anchorage Motel
Anchorage Motel
4 out of 5
2 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is NZ$109 per night from 13 Jun. to 13 Jun.
Anchorage Motel
Edelweiss Motel
Edelweiss Motel
3.5 out of 5
70 Seaview Road, Paihia
The price is NZ$94 per night from 30 May to 30 May
Edelweiss Motel
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.