Here are a few reviews from recent guests of Golden Sand Beachfront Accommodation at Cable Bay Northland near Coopers Beach.

Incredible 5 Star Property! Our stay at Golden Sand was truly wonderful and was by far the highlight of our holiday. The deluxe cabin was beautifully renovated, so warm and cosy and the floor to ceiling windows showing off the view were a fabulous touch. The kitchen had everything we needed, we had a little trouble with the hot water at first but that was fixed by the evening, the location is really unbeatable and the limited light pollution meant stargazing at night was superb. We'll be recommending this property to everyone we know! Response: Thanks for the review Rachel. There was a local power cut on Sunday which was soon rectified.

Rachel, Auckland

Paradise This is the most amazing location. If there’s one place you visit in NZ this year then make it Golden Sand. It is more beautiful than the photos show. Our accommodation was luxurious and the bed the most comfortable we have ever experienced. We could watch the sunset and ocean from our room. The shell steps lead straight onto the beach, which is golden sand. Thank you Rosemary and Brian for your hospitality and especially for all your help when our car broke down. We would love to return one day.

Hilary, Tauranga

Wonderful for our large group to be together and celebrate whilst having wide choice of suitable units for our individual needs - mums n dads,babies n teenagers and nanas n Pops all happy playing at the beach like when we were kids. Such good value for spotless, comfortable and beautifully decorated units. Can’t wait to return!

Sylvie, Lake Ngatu

GOLDEN SAND “Beachfront accommodation” is an understatement at this Cable Bay establishment. Its five apartments and suites are all a few jandalled steps away from sand and sea, but the beachside cabana takes the prize. It is cleverly self-contained, funkily furnished and you’ll find yourselves cancelling that restaurant dinner for homestyle burgers and kumara chips from the Cable Bay store, eaten at your outdoor table. There are loaner e-bikes for a spin to Mang┼Źnui but, honestly, you won’t want to leave.

Kia Ora Magazine, Auckland

WOW! This place is absolutely incredible. We booked last minute and arrived later at night to the place lit up, and some goodies in the fridge along with a little bone for our little golden retriever, which was such a nice little touch - he had the weekend of his life spent on the beach! The views were incredible, we had everything we needed and more. We would absolutely recommend this place to our family/friends! We hope to visit again soon. X

Nikita, Whangarei

Got to stay here!! Right on the waterfront. Feel like you have your own private beach. Great view. Immaculately decorated. Top appliances. Privacy. Parking outside the door. Heaps of personal touches. Magazines, Name written on door. Clean and modern as you can get!


Island Paradis in New Zealand's best kept secret! Beautiful place to stay with the beach right on your doorstep. Apartment was immaculate, amazing shower, good kitchen facilities, bbq and extremely comfortable bed. We also took our dogs and they loved being so close to the beach. Cannot wait to come up again and next time try out the fishing. Thanks Rosemary


Very warm welcome from the host, thank you Brian. The unit overlooks the picturesque beachfront of Cable Bay. Amazing. Very Kid Friendly with plagrounds closeby. High standard facilities. Awesome heat pump. Excellent shower and shops close to amenities. Chilled the whole time. Kids got to watch their favorite Nick Junior channel away from home. Quiet and secluded. Lovely to wake up to the high tide rolling waves outside your door step. Would treat the family to another stay in the future. Well worth it. Our names were on a little notice board on our arrival. A nice touch. We were emailed the arrangements of booking. Well organised.

Norma M, TripAdvisor

Fantastic place to stay, all amenities are thoughtfully placed. Very comfy bed, awesome shower and great kitchen setup. Lovely hosts and nothing was to much trouble. The views from the so are beautiful! We stayed 2 nights but will be back for a longer stay

DBee_12, TripAdvisor

We came for a sad occasion, but our beachfront bungalow with its stunning views and beach at the doorstep, made our sad occasion much more bearable. Our hosts were very accommodating. The beds were super comfy, the bathroom was spotless and the shower pressure was awesome. The number of amenities was impressive. We wish we could stayed longer. Will def be back

ngaire m, TripAdvisor

'We had the most amazing time here at Rosemary’s place in Cable Bay. You could not get a better location, right on the beach with incredible views of the bay. The accommodation provides everything you need and more, with a full kitchen, laundry, BBQ and spa pool. Being dog friendly, it was perfect for us to bring our fur baby who had the time of his life enjoying the surf at Cable Bay beach and Coopers Beach. There’s plenty to do and explore in the area plus great food too - the ice cream at the local store, the Mangonui Fish Shop and The Thai restaurant are all not to be missed! Rosemary is a fantastic host and we can’t wait to come back to enjoy her slice of paradise again soon.'

Emily, Auckland

Wow,wow & wow! My husband & I (& our little poodle) had the pleasure to stay in the Cabana for 4 nights 10/09-13/09. The accommodation was top notch and of course the position was unbeatable. Accommodation that allows pets to be included is often disappointing so Golden Sands is a keeper! The little extras provided made for money well spent. Thank you Rosemary & Brian.

Janet, Trip Advisor

This apartment was in the best location ever being right on the beach- very clean and looked quite new. Everything that ups could think of was provided and there was a great coffee shop with excellent fish and chips and lunch food right across the road also with friendly staff.

Jane T, TripAdvisor