Staying right on the beach in New Zealand will show you why the island nation is known as the “Paradise of the Pacific”. Both of New Zealand’s two main Islands; the North Island and the South Island, have a variety of sandy beaches with with beachfront accommodations.
With 15,000 kilometers of beach to choose from, visitors to New Zealand can opt for a laid-back beach with gentle waves for the little ones to splash in, a secluded beach for a romantic holiday, or a wilder beach with waves ideal for surfing or other water sports. In general, the beaches along the eastern coast of New Zealand have gentler waves while the beaches along the western coast are wilder. The more secluded beaches can be found on the southern beaches on either the east or west coast.
Staying right on the beach in New Zealand is the ideal base to explore the county and enjoy the sand, surf and endless sunshine. With one to five star hotels, motels, B&Bs and campgrounds offering beachfront accommodations, you’re sure to find a place on the beach that fits easily into your budget.