Whangarei offers some of the finest beaches in the world. Sometimes the sand is as soft as flour, sometimes made of pebbles and rocks covered in oysters. A bay can be tiny and secluded or like Ocean Beach wild and stretching for kilometres, and probably not more than a handful of people on them. At the same time one beach might be windy with cold waves ideal for crazy surfers and another beach peacefully calm and warm enough for swimming. Every beach itself will be different the next time you visit.