New Caledonia, its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and coconuts... You can already picture it in your head and you will not be disappointed. Overview of 5 picture-postcard beaches in New caledonia.
Kanumera Beach - Isle of Pines
If we had to pick one beach in New Caledonia, it would be this one: white sand as far as the eye can see and turquoise water. The perfect combination for a day of farniente.
The big rock in the middle of the bay adds to Kanumera beach's charm. Note: Do not climb on the rock since it is sacred to the islanders!
From Noumea, the main land, you can either take a plane from Magenta local airport (30-minute flight) and then take a shuttle to the south of the island, or get on board the "Betico". Cruise time: 4 hours. Once on the island, it is a 10-minute walk to the beach.
Poé Beach - Bourail - Main Land
Watersports lovers will be in Dreamland since tradewinds there make kitesurfing and windsurfing a "breeze". This 13 km-long beach is close to the reef barrier, making it a great place for snorkeling and see rays, turtles as well as a wide variety of tropical fish . Many activities such a kayaking, stand-up paddling or even jet-skiing are available there.
Getting there: From Noumea, head North on the "RT1". Once you cross the bridge leading to Bourail, turn left at the intersection and get on "Route de Poé".
Mouli Beach - Ouvea - Loyalty Islands
In addition to its obvious beauty, what makes Mouli beach unique is its length: 25 km of white sand running alongside a striking blue lagoon. On the only road on Ouvea, you can ride along the whole West side of the island and enjoy breathtaking sceneries.
Getting there : From Noumea, the main land, you can either take a plane from Magenta local airport (40-minute flight) and then take a shuttle to the south of the island, or get on board the "Betico". Cruise time: 6 hours.
Luengoni Beach in Lifou - Loyalty Islands
One of the most stunning sandy beaches in New Caledonia has to be located in Lifou. Perfect for relaxing but also explore underwater caves. Slip on your fins, put on a mask and dive into a world of stalactites, stalagmites and hundreds of seashell fossils.
Getting there : Lifou is one of the four Loyalty Islands. From Noumea, the main land, you can either take a plane from Magenta local airport (40-minute flight) or get on board the "Betico". Cruise time: 5 hours.
Peng Beach - Lifou
Located in Lifou too, Peng beach is a bit more secluded but nevertheless idyllic. Throughout the day, bask in the sun, cool down under coconut trees and in the water. The best has yet to come: Peng beach faces West, making it the perfect place for a spectacular sunset.
Note : not many tourists visit Peng since there are no signs giving you clear directions. Here is our advice: from the round-about in Wé, head to Hapetra. Once at the tribe, follow the sandy/gravel road turning right and after a 3-km drive you are in paradise!