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O'Neill Beach

O’Neill Beach is a popular West Coast surfing and fishing spot, despite the fact that it can only be reached on foot from Bethells Beach and has no facilities. However, given its exposed and turbulent nature swimmers are advised to stick to patrolled area at Bethells Beach.

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Family friendly

This is an isolated location with no facilities. Can be dangerous in poor conditions.

Swimming

O’Neill Beach is an open ocean beach with an uneven ocean floor as well as topographical rips near its headlands. Given its large prevailing surf and the potentially dangerous nature of this beach swimming is not encouraged here. As with most of the Auckland Region’s West Coast beaches swimmers are advised to stick to patrolled areas, such as neighbouring Bethells Beach.

Surfing

O’Neill Beach is fairly exposed and receives a good range of swell from southerly through to westerly. It offers excellent beach and bar breaks, including a good right hand wave off its northern headland during westerly swells.

Fishing

Rock fishing is popular from the various headlands and outcrops in and around O’Neill Beach, although surfcasting would be marginal due to its gentle gradient.

Activities and facilities

Activities

  • Dog walking
  • Shell fish gathering

Facilities

Safety

The beach is our favourite playground, but it can also be a dangerous place. Learn about the hazards at O'Neill Beach and be prepared so you and your family can enjoy the sun, sea and sand safely this summer.

Hazards

Patrols

Unpatrolled Beach
Unpatrolled beach.
Never swim or surf alone.

Forecast provided by SwellMap.com

Mainly clear with some cloud
15°c
Max Temp.
20°c
Water Temp.

Water Conditions

For boating and surfing
Poor. 2/10
2
Average. 4/10
4

Tides

3:40am
High
10:10am
Low
4:20pm
High
10:30pm
Low

Safety at O'Neill Beach

We want you to have a great time whilst visiting O'Neill Beach. But take a moment to learn more about being safe on New Zealand Beaches. More ►

Unpatrolled Beach

Unpatrolled Beach
Unpatrolled beach.
Never swim or surf alone.
 

Patrol Hours

20th October 2012 to 7th April 2013

- Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in October, November, March and April: 11am-4pm

- Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in December, January and February: 11am-5pm

Hazards

Click a safety symbol for more information on the risk

4 simple rules to keep you safe

We want you to have a great time whilst visiting O'Neill Beach. But take a moment to learn more about being safe on New Zealand beaches and looking out for each other. More ►

The Water Safety Code:

  • Be prepared
  • Watch out for yourself and others
  • Be aware of the dangers
  • Know your limits
DIAL 111 in the event of an emergency

Location

O’Neill Beach is located approximately 36 kilometres north west of Auckland, on the West Coast. It is an open ocean beach with headlands at either end and is punctuated by rocky outcrops. O’Neill Beach is accessible via sand dunes at the Northern end of neighboring Bethells Beach, and is a popular surfing, swimming and fishing spot.

Public Transport

Sorry, we have no public transport information available for this beach.

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