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Dec
27
Photographic history of Maori in Foxton district. Weavers, carver, painter at work. Taonga on display. Photos okay. Conversation welcomed. More ►
Apr
5
Well folks, this will be our 24th Foxton, 'Easter Sunday Fair'. 2014 was a great success considering reduced numbers attending owing the the weather being bad all around the district, Except Foxton..We were so lucky ... More ►

Foxton Beach

Foxton Beach is located five kilometres west from Foxton township and also has a small beach community and good facilities. The beach is home to Foxton Surf Life Saving Club and they provides a Lifeguarding service during weekends over the summer months and there is also a professional Lifeguard service during the primary school holidays over the summer peak. This beach, like Himatangi is popular with Manawatu residents during summer. The beach has hard sand and two wheel drives can drive on it. Foxton and Himatangi Beach users have easy access to parts of the beach that would otherwise not be frequented. Foxton Beach is safe during small swells but can be dangerous in waves over a metre and beach users should always approach local Lifeguards for advice.

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Family friendly

This beach is well suited for families, make sure your family is prepared for the beach conditions, the beach is patrolled by Surf Lifeguards during the summer months.

Swimming

Swimming is popular during the summer months. The beach slopes gently into the ocean, but there is a trough around 30 metres from shore before reaching the second bar. The beach commonly has a long shore drift and is very uncommon to have no waves at all. Even in small swells the surf breaks out some distance with deep troughs between bars at higher tides. Swimmers should swim between the flags set out by the Foxton Surf Life Saving Club. The club provides patrols on summer weekends and also has professional lifeguards during the six week school holiday period.

Surfing

Foxton Beach often has surf but it is generally not a high standard for surfing. Foxton is a beach break and bars form all along the beach but break unevenly. Onshore swells are the most common and these are generally very messy. Foxton Beach has a good base of surfers that frequent the waters because it is so close.

Fishing

Foxton Beach often has surf but it is generally not a high standard for surfing. Foxton is a beach break and bars form all along the beach but break unevenly. Onshore swells are the most common and these are generally very messy. Foxton Beach has a good base of surfers that frequent the waters because it is so close.

Activities and facilities

Activities

  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Dog walking
  • Horse riding
  • Motorbikes/4WD's
  • Wind-powered vehicles

Facilities

  • Boat launching
  • Car parking
  • Playground
  • Public toilets

Safety

The beach is our favourite playground, but it can also be a dangerous place. Learn about the hazards at Foxton Beach and be prepared so you and your family can enjoy the sun, sea and sand safely this summer.

Hazards

Patrols

Patrolled Beach
Foxton Beach is a patrolled beach.
Stay safe - swim beween the flags.

Forecast provided by SwellMap.com

Clear skies
14°c
Max Temp.
16°c
Water Temp.

Water Conditions

For boating and surfing
Poor. 1/10
1
Poor. 1/10
1

Tides

4:50am
Low
10:50am
High
5:10pm
Low
11:10pm
High

Safety at Foxton Beach

We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Foxton Beach. But take a moment to learn more about being safe on New Zealand Beaches. More ►

Patrolled Beach

Patrolling club: Foxton SLSC
Patrolled Beach
Foxton Beach is a patrolled beach.
Stay safe - swim beween the flags.
 

Patrol Hours

2012 - 2013 season Saturday 1 December 2012 to Monday 1 April 2013

Last year: 3 December 2011 to 25 March 2012

- Sundays: 1 - 5pm

- Saturdays: 1 - 5pm

Hazards

Click a safety symbol for more information on the risk

4 simple rules to keep you safe

We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Foxton Beach. But take a moment to learn more about being safe on New Zealand beaches and looking out for each other. More ►

The Water Safety Code:

  • Be prepared
  • Watch out for yourself and others
  • Be aware of the dangers
  • Know your limits
DIAL 111 in the event of an emergency

Location

Foxton Beach is located five kilometres west of Foxton Township and 50 kilometres southwest of Palmerston North. On arrival to the beach you come to a large gravel car park capable of accommodating 300 cars. The car park has been cut from the foredune and Foxton Surf Life Saving Club is located at the northern end of the car park (15 metres from the beach). The beach has hard packed grey sand. Two wheel drives can enter the beach just north of the Surf Life Saving Club and safely drive along it from mid to low tide. The beach is backed by large sand dunes that extend for around 100 metres. A small residential community is based behind the dunes.

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