Ocean Beach is a relatively undeveloped beach, popular with surfers and families alike. On any given day during summer you will see surfers, longliners, swimmers and people diving for a variety of kaimoana just off the beach.
Waimarama's long stretches of golden sandy beach are ideal for walking, jogging, swimming, surfing and fishing. It has good mobile phone coverage, a general store and seaside cafe. There is also a boat ramp and a variety of beach accommodation.