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Auckland Coast Escape Best Kept Secret.

The Auckland Coast Secret Paradise

Looking for a quiet spot on the Auckland Coast? If you want to go somewhere quiet, a place where you leave the car to walk a short and secluded bush path to your private accommodation perched on the edge of a visual paradise, read on.

The views were so overwhelming to me. I dropped my bags and grabbed for the camera. This was my weekend at Anawhata Beach, West Auckland.

We stayed at Keddle House. Built-in the 1930s with the essence of character to match. We had a great weekend exploring the bush, hills and beach.

View from Keddle House

A Photographers Dream

Naturally, I spent the entire weekend with my camera. There is even a walk above the house so you get even more from the views.

Things to know

The beach is not good for swimming. You won’t find a lifeguard there. It’s secluded and naturally wild. Perhaps when the tide is in you could dip in the estuary but the surf is wild and this is not a swimming beach. You can

fish but again you would need to be very careful. I believe people do surf and swim there on good days but you would have to be very confident in the water.

The track from Keddle House is steep. You need average fitness. You can always stop whenever you want to take in the view. I did this often. It is my trick for getting my breath back.

The only way the public can get down to the beach is via a bush track from the road.

The road to Anawhata Beach is long, windy and rough but it is worth the trip.

Keddle House

Keddle House is not total luxury but has all you need to relax and enjoy time out. I loved my stay.

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