Coromandel Peninsula road trip
Waihi beach was the last beach we visited on our Coromandel road trip. After a pretty intense couple of days, we were a little dozy so decided to stop off here to wake ourselves up.
Where: 30km from Whangamata, 54km from Thames
Best for: Walking along the 9km+ golden sands, surfing beginners, playing silly games on the sand (i.e. playing catch with an apple you found on the beach, only to find out that one of your party is atrocious at catching…)
Famous for: Not sure what Waihi is famous for, but the day we went the sea was full of these tiny jelly creatures, basically squares of jelly. They didn’t seem to sting, but it was immensely weird to walk through them!
Stopping off at Waihi beach was a great idea to wake us up. The surf was quite good so we decided to jump in and mess around with the bodyboard, though, at this point I was actually missing my wetsuit, not because the water was cold but because leaping onto the bodyboard in a bikini hurts your stomach!
After splashing around we decided not to walk the full 9km along the beach, instead just soaking up a bit of sun and playing catch with the aforementioned apple. My sunglasses also wanted in on the photograph action!
Time for one more photo before we hopped back into the car for our trip back to Auckland. Can’t not leave my mark anywhere, right?!
I definitely want to go back to Waihi beach again, however I would prefer it if there weren’t any weird jelly things in the sea, as that was most unnerving!