Cooks Beach – a gorgeous long sandy beach with some surprising history.
Cooks Beach is a favourite family holiday destination on the Coromandel Peninsula with 3km of white sandy beach great for walking, swimming and doing a spot of sunbathing.
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Cooks Beach is also rich in history, being named after navigator Captain James Cook. Cook, his expedition astronomer Charles Greene and his crew landed here on the 9th November 1769 to observe the transit of Mercury and to establish longitude.