Located in the picturesque Doubtless Bay area, Coopers Beach is a 2.5-kilometre crescent of beach area with tranquil pohutukawa trees and native forest. The beach is a popular spot for holiday-goers to swim, sunbathe or have a quiet beach picnic with the kids. You’ll also find opportunities for water sports like kayaking and fishing, as well as land activities like horse treks and blowkarting. The surrounding Mangonui area offers an array of attractions and adventures as well. However you choose to spend your holiday, take a look at Coopers Beach accommodation and activities to see what the destination has in store.
Accommodation at Coopers Beach
The Coopers Beach coastline is filled with accommodation options near the water. You can book everything from family holiday homes to high-end hotels, all within reach of the beach. You’ll also be close to the attractions of town, such as historic tours and cultural sites. Find out more about Coopers Beach accommodation.
Family holiday homes
Holiday homes are the most versatile option for your retreat in Coopers Beach. You’ll find everything from affordable family homes to luxury houses with decadent amenities. Homes also come in a variety of locations and sizes, so you can easily fit a large group and stay near the beach or close to town. You can book holiday homes with exciting additions such as bunk beds for the kids, spacious living areas, multiple bathrooms, en suite bedrooms, pools, hot tubs and beach access. If you're planning a holiday with multiple families, Calianne is the ideal option and offers space for 16, expansive lawns, bunk beds for up to 8 children, an outdoor entertainment hub, beach access and television with DVDs.
Cosy and comfortable, baches are one of the best ways to experience Coopers Beach. You can book charming baches on the beach or nestled in the wilderness so you’ll have peace and privacy for your trip. Baches also come in budget-friendly options or luxury boutique cottages to give you a range of possibilities for your trip. Small families can book a bach like Tui Cottage to enjoy a swimming beach, watersports, a garden, watersports equipment and a deck.
Hotels and serviced apartments
If you prefer a conventional holiday experience, Coopers Beach offers an array of hotels and serviced apartments that give you a comfortable rental unit with room service, concierge service, organised tours, children's activities and on-site dining and bars. With a serviced apartment, you’ll also have the benefit of a self-contained unit with a kitchen, laundry and other comforts of home.
Things to do in Coopers Beach
From outdoor adventure to cultural tours and delicious local foods, you’ll have an array of options for how to spend your time in Coopers Beach. Find out all about the activities and attractions in Coopers Beach and the surrounding Mangonui area to plan your itinerary.
Outdoor activities for all ages
Coopers Beach is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. The beach and waters are perfect for kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing and sailing. You can also explore the landscape with hikes, horse treks and cultural tours. Blowkarting is another popular activity that involves sailing down the beach in a land yacht. Coopers Beach is also a popular area for fishing with the kids, whether you choose an angling site on the shoreline rocks or the wharf, or you charter a boat for deep-water fishing.
Cultural and historic experiences for families
Coopers Beach is close to Gumdiggers Park, a site with an abundance of kauri gum holes that were dug over a century ago. You can visit the park to see the gum holes with the kids and learn about the industrial booms throughout New Zealand’s history. Another highlight is the Mangonui Heritage Trail, an easy walking track for families that travels past historic landmarks along Mangonui Habour. You can take the shorter trail to see Maori pas or continue past the harbour along the Karikari Peninsula to see more Far North history.
Culinary culture for foodies
Saturday markets are a great way to sample the local delicacies in Coopers Beach. You’ll find many market options in Mangonui with local artisan foods and produce, as well as handmade arts and crafts. You’ll also find a variety of eateries, confectionaries and ice cream shops throughout the area for snacks for the whole family. In the evening, you can shop for local wine and have a relaxing night under the stars by the water.