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Waimarama Beach, Havelock North

Havelock North,
Havelock North,
AU, 4130

Like a guardian and protector Bare Island stands at sea out from the beach of Waimarama, which stretches from North to South on the east coast, with wide sweeping expanses of golden sands and deep blue sea.  On a great day the swell brings lines of breakers which roll into the bay and shallow sandy beach, making this a popular spot for tourists and locals. 
The beach community is a renowned and loved place to relax and enjoy for Hawke's Bay people, with its quaint wooden cottages and rambling gardens falling over roadside fences dotted with the new homes built behind Tauputa hedges and wooden gates.  The community with its little roads and grass verges has the atmosphere of a coastal village: sleepy in week days and a bustling vibrancy with visitors on weekends.
Waimarama is steeped in Maori history and documented in the 'Historical Map of Fact and Fable' by Lt.Col R.M Bell M.B.E  E.D. Waimarama is where Taewha landed here from the Takitimu. An established school of learning can be found at MaungaWharau, as can a WhareMaire named Pae-Whenua. One of the sea anchors of the Takitimu is said to be the landward rock Taupanga, visible at low tide 50m south of the old bathing sheds.  The Kuku rocks are said to be the skids of the Takitimu, and Mukuaka (Capston Rock) to be the other sea anchor of the Takitimu- dropped at sea and visible at low tide between TePuka and Bare Island. Read More about Waimarama