Opoutere - Just 10 kilometres north of Whangamata is the last great undeveloped white sand surf beach on the Coromandel Peninsula accessible to the public.

Exceptionally clear water for swimming, surfing and surf casting.

At the southern end of Opoutere Beach lies the narrow entrance to the Wharekawa Harbour which is dominated by a spectacular sandspit.

The spit is a breeding ground for several endangered species of sea birds including the "New Zealand Dotterel" and "Variable Oyster Catcher".