Titahi Beach is a popular location and there is a solid residential base that provides many of the beaches users. It is very common to have large numbers of people swimming during the summer months and there are good numbers of surfers in the water whenever there is a wave breaking. The beach although not commonly having powerful waves or strong rips is still dangerous for inexperienced beach users and patrons should remain in the patrolled area and seek advice from the Lifeguards in doubt.
Activities and facilities
- Dog walking
- Shell fish gathering
- Wind/kite surfing
- Boat launching
- Car parking
- Changing facilities
- Food and beverage kiosk
- Public toilets
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Safety at Titahi Bay
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Stay safe - swim beween the flags.
Titahi Bay Beach is patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 12:30pm to 6:00pm between 24 November 2018 and 17 March 2019. These hours are extended to 12:30pm to 7:00pm between 22 December 2018 and 24 February 2019.
A Regional Lifeguard Service is provided Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 6:00pm during 17 December 2018 to 25 January 2019.
4 simple rules to keep you safe
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The Water Safety Code:
- Be prepared
- Watch out for yourself and others
- Be aware of the dangers
- Know your limits
Titahi Bay is located 4 kilometres north of Porirua City and 25 kilometres north of Wellington City centre. Titahi Bay is on the outer neck of the Porirua Harbour. Titahi Bay is 1 kilometre from end to end and forms a pleasant bay. Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club is located in the centre of the bay. Most of the other surrounding land is taken up by residential housing. There is a large rocky cliff headland at the southern end and a small rocky headland at the northern end. The beach is a hard pack golden sand that can be easily driven onto. There are a large amount of small multi coloured boat sheds at the southern end and a few at the northern end of the bay.
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.
Overall recreation risk
The long term risk status based on three years of data
- Between 1 and 5% risk of illness
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.