WHANGAMATA BEACHES

WHANGAMATA SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

Cnr Lowe St & Esplanade Drive

Whangamata Surf Life Saving Club (WSLSC) patrol a swimming area on Whangamata Beach located between beach access 9 & 8. Always swim between the red and yellow patrol flags, as they identify the safest area to swim when an active lifesaving patrol is on the beach.

WHANGAMATA SURF BEACH

Whangamata Beach is 5kms of white sand and is well known for its surf breaks. The Whangamata Harbour is located at the northern end of the beach and the estuary is located at the southern end

Whangamata Beach is patrolled by Surf Life Saving NZ during peak periods. Remember to always swim between the flags.

WHANGAMATA ESTUARY

Situated at the southern end of Whangamata. The Whangamata Estuary's calmer waters make it popular for kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.  Please be aware of strong tidal currents.

WHANGAMATA HARBOUR

Located at the northern end of Whangamata Beach, the harbour is sheltered from ocean swell and most wind. The calm shallow waters are perfect for families. The harbour is also home to the Whangamata Ocean Sports Club and The Whangamata Marina.

OTAHU BEACH

Otahu beach is at the southern end of the Whangamata Beach. Often the waves are small and the ocean is calmer. A small group of Islands can be seen from the beach, one of which is  Whenuakura Island, also known as Donut Island.

WHANGAMATA WHARF

The Whangamata Wharf is located in the harbour, next to the Whangamata Ocean Sports Club. The calm harbour water is shallow, sheltered and perfect for families. The Whangamata Wharf is a popular swimming spot during the summer and a local hangout for wharf jumpers. It is also a popular fishing spot and boats often dock next to the wharf, please abide by the rules and listen to all instructions from the wardens.