Red Beach is a busy urban beach with good facilities including the Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club catering mainly for the large local population. It is a safe swimming beach under average conditions with plenty of car parking and a reserve area at its northern end adjoining a motor camp.
Activities and facilities
- Dog walking
- Wind/kite surfing
- Car parking
- Food and beverage kiosk
- Public toilets
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Safety at Red Beach
We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Red Beach. But take a moment to learn more about being safe on New Zealand Beaches. More ►
Stay safe - swim beween the flags.
Patrol times vary – please check with the local club & always swim at a patrolled beach, between the flags.
4 simple rules to keep you safe
We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Red 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
Red Beach is located 41 kilometres north of Auckland, on the North Coast of the Whangaparoa Peninsula. The beach has a gentle gradient and commonly has no bars, however the beach shape is prone to change during storms. Red Beach is bound at each end by headlands. Red Beach has good facilities including a Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club, and plenty of parking. The width of sandy beach varies a great deal between low and high tide, with only a metre around the high. The beach is backed by a small rock wall to prevent erosion and a narrow grass strip. It is a busy local beach with a large resident population.
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.