Ohawe Beach is very popular with locals in the area and with large numbers involved in most common beach recreational activities. All patrons of the beach should be wary of the unstable cliffs that surround the beach as these are a real hazard. Care also needs to be taken when waves are over a metre high. Ohawe Surf Life Saving Club patrols the beach on Sundays during the summer months.
Activities and facilities
- Dog walking
- Car parking
- Public toilets
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Safety at Ohawe Beach
We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Ohawe Beach. But take a moment to learn more about being safe on New Zealand Beaches. More ►
Never swim or surf alone.
4 simple rules to keep you safe
We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Ohawe 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
Ohawe Beach is located eight kilometres west of Hawera, taking State Highway 45 from Hawera turning off at Ohawe Road. There is a small permanent population of 100 people. Many people travel the short distance from Hawera to Ohawe Beach during the warmer summer months. The car parking area at the beach is situated on cliffs giving a good elevated view of the beach. A small recreational area has been cleared of the stones and boulders that are present over the entire beach. The Ohawe Surf Life Saving Club is located behind the main car parking area.
Sorry, we have no public transport information available for this beach.
Beach Water Quality
Many councils provide the results of their weekly monitoring. This lets people know what the most recent bacteria levels were. Remember, even sites with low risk can be unsuitable to swim at from time to time and we recommend that you avoid swimming for 48 hours after heavy rainfall.