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Anchorage Bay is a stunning beach located in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand. The beach is about 1.5 kilometers long and has beautiful golden sand.
Other activities available at Anchorage Bay include fishing, sunbathing, and hiking
The crystal-clear water of the bay is perfect for swimming, kayaking, and boating.
There is a large parking lot available at the entrance of the Anchorage Bay trail. The parking fee is NZD 15 per day. Alternatively, visitors can also reach the beach via a water taxi or a hike from other points in Abel Tasman National Park.
Fun fact: Anchorage Bay was once a popular spot for European whalers in the early 19th century.
In addition to the beautiful beach, visitors can also explore the Abel Tasman Coast Track, which passes through Anchorage Bay. The track is a 60-kilometer walking trail that winds along the coastline, through native forests and over stunning headlands.
There are no restaurants or cafes located directly on the beach, but there are several nearby in Marahau, including Hooked on Marahau, serving seafood and New Zealand cuisine, and The Fat Tui, a burger restaurant with vegetarian options.
There are several accommodation options located in and around Abel Tasman National Park, including lodges, campsites, and holiday homes. Some of the popular hotels in the area include The Resurgence, a luxury lodge with an outdoor pool, and Ocean View Chalets, offering cozy cabins with stunning sea views.

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    Does Anchorage Bay have parking? If so, is it free or paid?

    Anchorage Bay does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

    Does Anchorage Bay have lifeguards?

    No, Anchorage Bay does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

    Is Anchorage Bay a family-friendly beach?

    Anchorage Bay is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

    Is Anchorage Bay good for swimming?

    Anchorage Bay boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

    Does Anchorage Bay have restrooms?

    Restrooms are conveniently available on or adjacent to the beach at Anchorage Bay.

    Is Anchorage Bay a nude beach?

    No, Anchorage Bay maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

    Is there food near Anchorage Bay?

    Anchorage Bay does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

    What are the activities at Anchorage Bay?

    Anchorage Bay is a good place to Camping

    Does Anchorage Bay have accommodations for people with disabilities?

    Anchorage Bay does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

    Is Anchorage Bay a dog-friendly beach?

    Anchorage Bay is not dog-friendly.

    Is Anchorage Bay good for surfing?

    Anchorage Bay is not generally considered to be good for surfing.

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