Why Login?

Accomodation

Find accomodation near Pukehina Beach

Show all events

Events

Feb
23
Explore Te Puke and its new cycle trail by bike. 8-10 kms, 1 hour. Suitable for intermediate riders ages 12+. Fitness level: Low to moderate What to bring: Mountain or hybrid bike, helmet, drink bottle, covered shoes ... More ►
Dec
11
Prepare to be inspired, become motivated, and take control of your household’s impact on our future. Get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home. This workshop is ... More ►

Pukehina Beach

Pukehina Beach has a well-established user base and this number is magnified during the summer months with a full motor camp. The beaches shape and hazards change a great deal from the southeast end where you enter the beach up to the northwest end. Swimmers are advised to use the northern end of the beach as waves break more evenly and there isn't the same shore dump and under current. The whole beach frequently gets waves and when surf is over a metre the entire beach is hazardous. Surfing and fishing are popular at the northern end around the estuary mouth and people using this area should be very careful. Pukehina Beach has a Lifeguarding service and all beach patrons should swim between the flags and listen to advice of the Lifeguards.

Rate this beach

Ratings

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

Pukehina Beach has residential housing lining both sides of the 6 kilometres road that runs from the southeast end to the northwest end. Nearly all of this housing is within 60 metres of the beach providing a good base of beach users, and more importantly swimmers during the summer months. The beach is safe when there are little to no swell but becomes very dangerous in larger waves. The southeast end of the beach is the safer location for swimming.

Surfing

Surfing is popular and the beach can have good surfing bars anywhere along its shores although the best waves are generally had at the northwest end of the beach near the estuary mouth. The beach is offshore in a southwest wind and can be surfed on any tide.

Fishing

Fishing is best at the northwest end of the beach around the estuary mouth. The water is deeper at this end and the estuary mouth also attracts fish. Boats can be launched into the estuary giving access to great offshore fishing. Only small boats are recommended for this at high tide on low wave energy days. Surfcasting is very popular. The area has a lot of underlying reefs and rocks that attract fish and keep them in the area.

Activities and facilities

Activities

  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Dog walking
  • Horse riding
  • Shell fish gathering
  • Wind/kite surfing

Facilities

  • 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 Pukehina Beach and be prepared so you and your family can enjoy the sun, sea and sand safely this summer.

Hazards

Patrols

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

Forecast provided by SwellMap.com

Sunny and clear skies
21°c
Max Temp.
21°c
Water Temp.

Water Conditions

For boating and surfing
Poor. 2/10
2
Average. 5/10
5

Tides

12:50Am
Low
7:10Am
High
1:30Pm
Low
7:30Pm
High

Safety at Pukehina Beach

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

Patrolled Beach

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

Patrol Hours

Pukehina Beach is patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 8 December 2018 to 24 February 2019. Volunteer lifeguards patrol on Sundays only from 10:00am to 2:00pm between 11 November 2018 and 2 December 2018. Between 8 December 2018 and 24 February 2019 volunteer lifeguards patrol from 10:00am to 4:30pm all weekend.
A Regional Lifeguard Service operates from 10:00am to 6:00pm from 24 December to 18 January.

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 Pukehina 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

Pukehina Beach is located 28 kilometres from Te Puke on the east coast of the North Island. The beach is 6 kilometres in length. The northwest end is the most well used area as this is where the best fishing and surfing spots are located. This is also the most dangerous end of the beach with a tidal estuary that has a strong rip on an outgoing tide. The inside of this same estuary is a good safe place to swim when the waves and rips are too strong at the beach. Also the beach slopes steeply into the ocean and is over head height only a few metres from the beach. This end of the beach has strong rips and a nasty shore dump. The newly built Pukehina combined services centre is located at the northwest end also. The southeast end slopes into the ocean at a more gentler rate and has more useable beach space making it a more popular swimming location.

Public Transport

Bus: http://www.baybus.co.nz

Comments


No comments for this beach yet. Be the first!

Beach Water Quality

The Overall Recreation Risk is a guide to give a general picture of water quality at a site. Updated annually, it is calculated from bacteria (enterococci) data collected over the last three years. The Overall Recreation Risk indicator is a precautionary approach to managing health risk and is not designed to represent health risk on a particular day. As such, a site can have an Overall Recreation Risk of ‘Caution’ but still be suitable for swimming some of the time.

Many councils also 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.

Welcome, log in using your
Facebook, Google or Microsoft account