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Kaka Point

Kaka Point is a popular summer location with good facilities at the beach and a motor camp in the back beach area. The beach is popular for swimming, fishing and surfing. Kaka Point gets a good amount of surf and there are a lot of rocks around making it a potential hazard. Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club is located behind the safest area of beach and they set up patrols during summer.

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A good beach for families with some facilities and is patrolled by Surf Lifeguards over summer months. It does have the potential to be dangerous in poor conditions so ensure your family is well prepared.


Kaka Point is a popular swimming location during the summer with locals and holiday makers visiting the beach. The beach slopes gently into the ocean and the rock free section in front of the Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club has a nice even wave. It faces directly east and gets all easterly swells. Rips and holes can form and the rocks at either end of the Surf Life Saving Club also provide hazards for swimmers. Swimmers should remain in the patrolled area and ask Lifeguards for any advice on the dangers.


Surfing at Kaka Point is also a popular activity. The beach can have good sand bars and waves. To the north of the main beach is a rocky point which gets a good right hand wave if the swell is large enough.


Fishing of all varieties is popular at Kaka Point and the surrounding coastline. Small boats can be launched giving access to the best offshore fishing. Rocks and reefs provide good fishing and diving areas.

Activities and facilities


  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Dog walking
  • Horse riding
  • Shell fish gathering
  • Snorkelling


  • Car parking
  • Food and beverage kiosk
  • Public toilets


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



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

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Safety at Kaka Point

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

Patrolled Beach

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

Patrol Hours

Kaka Point Beach will be patrolled by Surf Lifeguards every Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday from 12:00 to 16:00 from 6 November through November 2021 then from 12:00 to 17:00 from 4 December 2021 until 6 March 2022.


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4 simple rules to keep you safe

We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Kaka Point. 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


Kaka Point is a popular holiday location 23 kilometres southeast of Balclutha. Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club is located at the northern end of the main beach area towards the southern end of the residential area. It is a fine golden sand with a rocky headland to the north. There is a 200 metre section of beach in front of the Surf Life Saving Club that is rock free and a scattering of rocky outcrops and reefs to the south of the Club. There are several facilities just behind the beach including a shop, post office, service station and phone box. The beach is 2.5 kilometres in length extending south towards Nugget Point. One block back from the beach is a motor camp and playground.

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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.

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