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Ocean Beach is a relatively undeveloped beach, popular with surfers and families alike.
On any given day during summer you will see surfers, longliners, swimmers and people diving for a variety of kaimoana just off the beach.
There are two walks to take along Ocean Beach - just depends which direction you take:
Whakapau Bluff prevents easy access to the stretch of coast north to Cape Kidnappers, although locals know a reef/sandbar just off shore that can be waded at low tide. Between the Bluff and the Cape, is the site of William Morris' 1838 Rangaiika whaling station, the boiler from the wreck of the Go Ahead (1887), and two rock arches.
Ocean Beach has summer holiday lifesavers on duty.