How does one describe Omaha? OK… close your eyes and imagine a beautiful white sandy beach, fresh air, crystal clear ocean waters pounding the shore, the cries of seagulls and uninterrupted gulf and island views. Open your eyes… you’re in Omaha!
Among the most popular in New Zealand, Omaha Beach is a clean stretch of nature’s goodness at its best. An idyllic hideaway just an hour away from Auckland city, Omaha is a perfect holiday location, in summer or winter.
The 4.5 km beach offers long walks, lovely soft white sand, good body surfing, shallow areas for children to play in, rock exploring, shell collecting and, of course, swimming. The tip of the beach peninsula is a bird sanctuary. The spectacular view from the holiday home looks out over the water to the off shore islands of Little Barrier and Great Barrier Islands.
Surfers and windsurfers appreciate Omaha Beach which is carefully monitored by lifeguards. Omaha Beach is a great location for water-skiers, the recreational fisher or diver with good boat-launching facilities and a protected all-tides harbour that provides safe swimming for children. A championship 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, bowling greens, kid’s playgrounds, reserves and walking tracks complete the family activities that round out this idyllic coastal playground.
Over the years, as Omaha became famous as a beach resort, its charm has actually pulled some families to stay back and make Omaha Beach their permanent home. Residents and weekenders alike enjoy the collective sense of community in a relaxed and stylish manner. Just minutes away from Omaha Beach there are cafes, cinemas, restaurants, pubs, galleries, vineyards, and the most charming town of Matakana.
While Salty Dog Inn provides the right conference venue, the beach makes an ideal spot to have that BBQ on the beach with workmates – and that long overdue office party by the scenic ocean front. Close your eyes and imagine…