WHANGAMATĀ BEACHES

WHANGAMATĀ SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

Cnr Lowe St & Esplanade Drive

Whangamatā Surf Life Saving Club (WSLSC) patrol a swimming area on Whangamatā 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.

WHANGAMATĀ SURF BEACH

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

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

WHANGAMATĀ ESTUARY

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

WHANGAMATĀ HARBOUR
 

Located at the northern end of Whangamatā 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 Whangamatā Ocean Sports Club and The Whangamatā Marina.

OTAHU BEACH

Otahu beach is at the southern end of the Whangamatā 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.

WHANGAMATĀ WHARF

The Whangamatā Wharf is located in the harbour, next to the Whangamatā Ocean Sports Club. The calm harbour water is shallow, sheltered and perfect for families. The Whangamatā 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.