Leithfield beach is a popular summer location for swimming for locals in the region. Surfing and fishing are popular all the year round. There are good facilities on the beach. There is a motor camp situated on the beach. The safest conditions exist under 1 metre of surf. Swimmers need to be aware of the conditions as change can occur rapidly at this beach. In larger seas the undertow can be quite strong and dangerous rips and holes can form. Access to the beach is good. The beach is not patrolled by a Surf Life Saving Club.
Activities and facilities
- Dog walking
- Horse riding
- Car parking
- Public toilets
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Safety at Leithfield Beach
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Never swim or surf alone.
4 simple rules to keep you safe
We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Leithfield 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
Leithfield Beach is located 3 km southeast of Leithfield. It is 5000 metres in length and has a fairly steep slope into the sea. It is very exposed to the environmental conditions having no protective natural features. The beach is backed by a small number of residential homes and farms. The beach has good facilities located about 200 metres south of the main carpark, just past the camping ground.
Sorry, we have no public transport information available for this beach.
Beach Water Quality
Many councils provide the results of their weekly monitoring. This lets people know what the most recent bacteria levels were. Remember, even sites with low risk can be unsuitable to swim at from time to time and we recommend that you avoid swimming for 48 hours after heavy rainfall.