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Sleeping Under the Stars: Top Beachside Camping Spots in Auckland

For wild souls, beach bums and boho dreamers


Beachside camping is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Whether you're looking for a tranquil getaway or an adventurous escape, Auckland's beaches offer something for everyone. Lets uncover some of the best beachside camping spots in and around Auckland.


  • Tawharanui Regional Park: For a tranquil and family-friendly camping experience, head to Tawharanui Regional Park. Nestled on the eastern coast of the Mahurangi Peninsula, this stunning park features pristine beaches, rolling pastures, and ancient forests. Set up camp in the large open field (no set spaces, camp where you want!), and spend your days swimming, snorkeling, hiking, or simply lounging on the beach. The park is also a wildlife sanctuary, so keep an eye out for endangered bird species and rare native wildlife.

two people walking down a golden sand beach
Tawharanui Regional Park Beach - camping is just over the dunes from the beach

  • Shakespear Regional Park: Situated on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, just a short drive north of Auckland, Shakespear Regional Park offers a delightful camping experience with panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf. The park boasts beautiful sandy beaches, picturesque coastal walks, and an abundance of wildlife. Whether you're into birdwatching, kayaking, swimming or exploring this park has something for everyone.


Aerial view of a golden sand beach and clear blue water
Shakespear Regional Park - Te Haruhi Campground centre bottom.

  • Orewa Beach: If you're looking for a camping spot near Auckland with a lively beach town vibe, Orewa Beach is the perfect choice. Located just 20 minutes north of the city, this expansive white sand beach offers a range of camping options, from powered sites to cabins and beachfront holiday parks. Take a dip in the calm waters, stroll along the beach promenade, or indulge in various water sports. Orewa also has a vibrant town center with cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops, ensuring you have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.


Aerial view of gold sand beach with people walking in the water.
Orewa Beach - The campground is at the far end near the estuary.

Ready to embark on your beachside camping adventure? Don't have your own tent? No worries! Contact us today to rent a canvas bell tent and make your camping experience even more picturesque. Our tent rentals are designed to provide you with comfort and ease, so you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Auckland's beaches without worrying about the logistics. Create lifelong memories in the breathtaking coastal landscapes of Auckland. Call us now and let us take care of your camping accommodation needs. Happy camping!











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