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Kariaotahi Beach

Karioitahi Beach is a fairly popular swimming and surfing spot with locals during summer. It has reasonable facilities including a Surf Club, as well as a cafe , restaurant and bar on the clifftop above the beach.

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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

Karioitahi Beach is an extremely exposed beach. Due to the large surf that prevails here and the uneven nature of the beach swimmers are advised to swim in the patrolled area wherever possible.

Surfing

Karioitahi Beach is an extremely exposed beach which picks up southerly through westerly swell. It offers good beach and bar breaks, although due to the uneven nature of the ocean floor surfing is best here at mid to high tide.

Fishing

Due to the uneven nature of the ocean floor here surfcasting would be possible, despite the generally low gradient.

Activities and facilities

Activities

  • Dog walking
  • Horse riding
  • Motorbikes/4WD's
  • Wind-powered vehicles

Facilities

  • Boat launching
  • Car parking
  • Food and beverage kiosk
  • Public toilets

Safety

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

Hazards

Patrols

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

Forecast provided by SwellMap.com

Cloudy
23°c
Max Temp.
20°c
Water Temp.

Water Conditions

For boating and surfing
Average. 6/10
6
Good. 9/10
9

Tides

2:30Am
Low
8:40Am
High
2:50Pm
Low
9:00Pm
High

Safety at Kariaotahi Beach

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

Patrolled Beach

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

Patrol Hours

Kariaotahi Beach will be patrolled by Surf Lifeguards every Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday from 11am to 4pm* between 23rd October 2021 until 18th April 2022. Week day patrols from 1030am to 630pm start from 13th December 2021 until 21st January 2022 *hours may be extended.

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 Kariaotahi 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

Karioitahi Beach is located approximately 40 kilometres west of Papakura on the West Coast, south of the Manukau Harbour entrance. It is isolated beach access point between the cliffs that run most of the length of this strip of coast with few distinguishing geographical features. A small creek mouth runs through the centre of the beach. The beach is patrolled by members of the Karioitahi Surf Life Saving Club.

Public Transport

Sorry, we have no public transport information available for this beach.

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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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