Beaches in New Caledonia

Les plages de Nouvelle-CalÚdonie

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.

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!

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