On the West coast of the very top of the North Island lies 90 Mile Beach.
Much like your average fisherman telling you the size of his catch, this name is an exaggeration as apparently the beach is only 90 Kilometres in length. ONLY!
It is of interest partly due to its length (of course), for the fact that there are enormous sand dunes that you can board down up near Cape Reinga, the fact that it is in essence a highway up and down the coast (be careful of the tides if you choose to do this…and check your car insurance too).
This place is renowned for car accidents. It is a strange thing to have to look both ways before walking down the beach (and where you park your car!)…and you sure need to be careful where you sunbathe else you might end up with tyre marks on you!