The Mangawhai Clifftop walk is sign-posted approximately 3/4 of the way down Mangawhai Beach. With fabulous views out to the Hen and Chicken islands, the ridge walk can be strolled relatively easily. While you will need to walk up steep steps at the beginning, it's plain sailing over a ridge itself along a dirt path.
If the tide is low, you can always opt to walk back via the bays -- although even at low tide, expect to get a little wet. You'll be jumping over boulders, and negotiating pebbles so make sure you are of good fitness and wear appropriate shoes.
Either way, allow 3 hours for this little adventure.
More info at planmyplay.co.nz
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