Aucklanders now have access to a stunning and largely unknown bay on the North Shore.
The council recently completed the purchase of a 175 square metres at 60a Stanley Point Road in Stanley Bay, Devonport.
The land purchase has enabled public access to a beautiful and previously hard-to-reach bay named Secret Cove.
North Shore Councillor Chris Darby says the purchase delivers a fantastic result for Aucklanders.
“The purchase of this land to enable public access to Secret Cove has been a long and complicated one, but it’s finally done now and I couldn’t be happier,” he says.
“The newly acquired land delivers a public access point to a stunning hidden bay, and means the secret of Secret Cove can now be experienced and enjoyed by all."
“Imagine swimming under the umbrella of Pōhutukawa trees on a full tide on a late summer afternoon, cicadas singing with the sun setting behind the Harbour Bridge – it’s magical.”
Council signage will soon be in place to make it easier to find the cove.