Tirohanga Beach

Tirohanga Beach is a gentle sloping white sand beach on the eastern edge of the Bay of Plenty only 5 minutes past Opotiki. Often described as the gateway to the East Cape, Tirohanga Beach is the last accessible beach before the Raukūmara Ranges meet the ocean and the coastline begins to become rocky and the beaches stoney.

We are a fantastic location to stop and enjoy the beach and traditional New Zealand beachfront camping!


Our beach is a favorite for our regular campers whom return every year!

Children love Tirohanga Beach, it's gradual sloping nature with a small creek to play in make it an ideal playground.

Tirohanga Beach for Kids 

Tirohanga is fortunate to have a gentle sloping beach ideal for children and adults to swim in. Our camp is regularly used as a School Camp Location for this reason.


Fishing Prospects

The beach extends for miles in both directions so it's easy to find a quiet section to send out a long line to one of the shellfish or worm beds which produce good size snapper.

Good Surfcasting and Fishing can be had on a change of light or leading up to high tide as snapper come into feed. Alternatively if you want an almost guaranteed catch Mike Ruru runs a well regarded Fishing Charter and in the summer holiday period takes a group from the camp nearly every day.

Walking and Jogging

The beach is also nice and flat for running and walking. We have a Designated Camping Area for Pets all year round and they are allowed on the beach to run free so long as they are not being a nuisance to other beach goers.

Pipi beds are exposed at low tide so collecting them for delicious pipi fritters or bait is also a favorite pastime.

Dogs are welcome to run free on Tirohanga Beach so long as owners clean up after them and they are not a nuisance to other others.