If you’re ready for the beach, then we can recommend the one next to Napier Port. It’s safe, sheltered and shallow, making it a great spot for families. Dogs are welcome too – please keep them under control at all times.
While the beach is owned by Napier Port, it’s always open to our community. Remember that this can be a high traffic area, so take care when crossing the road and railway line to get to the beach. Please use the designated crossing and look out for trains and trucks.
There’s a lot of water traffic in and around Napier Port, but you can feel safe swimming in the designated zone inside the orange buoys. Only swimmers and non-motorised craft like kayaks, paddle boards and surf training boats are allowed within this area.
If you’re swimming long distance, we can recommend the T&G Ocean Swimming Circuit out from Hardinge Road, Ahuriri. It’s a 2km loop starting at Perfume Point, marked with yellow buoys.
We’ve provided a shower on the grass verge so you can wash away the sand and salt before you leave. When you go, we’d appreciate it if you could take any litter with you – that will help us to keep the beach beautiful and ready for the next group of visitors.