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Summer 14 Feb 2024

Best beaches for swimming at all tides

You might think that hitting the beach is best at high tide, but with 1800km of coastline – 69 percent of the Auckland region is sea!

Beaches 2 Feb 2024

Recovery team steps in to protect beach

Watercare is working hard to repair a pipe that has failed, closing Howick Beach.

Summer 26 Jan 2024

Stay safe at Auckland beaches this summer

Before heading to your favourite Auckland beaches this summer, make sure you know how to keep your family safe in and around the water.

Summer 26 Jan 2024

Cool tips to protect your feet from burning on hot sand

Remember to tread carefully at West Auckland beaches this summer.

Beaches 22 Jan 2024

Swim, paddle and splash your way

Whether indoors or outdoors, Auckland's swimmers, paddlers and splashers are blessed with options.

Parks / Outdoors 22 Jan 2024

Martins Bay - the perfect Auckland escape

Conveniently close to the city, yet so far from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Martins Bay Holiday Park is ideal for a glorious weekend getaway that won’t break the bank.

Summer 18 Jan 2024

Best spots for stand-up paddle boarding in Auckland

With sheltered and sandy beaches, calm waters and easy access, Auckland’s shores are a paradise for stand-up paddle boarding enthusiasts. Here’s our pick of five of the best locations in the region.

Summer 11 Jan 2024

Best kayaking spots for beginners

Nothing beats the serenity of being out on calm water on a sunny day, so grab some gear and enjoy a paddle at these safe, fun places to go kayaking around Tāmaki Makaurau.