Orewa Beach is a very busy urban beach with excellent facilities including the Orewa Surf Life Saving Club catering for a large local population as well as visitors and tourists. It is a generally safe swimming beach with plenty of carparking, a large reserve area, and plenty of tourist accommodation.
Activities and facilities
- Dog walking
- Wind/kite surfing
- Wind-powered vehicles
- Car parking
- Food and beverage kiosk
- Public toilets
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Safety at Orewa Beach
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Stay safe - swim beween the flags.
Orewa Beach is NOT CURRENTLY patrolled by Surf Lifeguards in Winter months. In an emergency call 111 and ask for Police assistance. Surf Lifeguard patrols will resume in October 2021.
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
Orewa Beach is located approximately 44 kilometres north of Auckland. The beach has a gentle gradient and no sandbars, as well a river mouth and estuary at its southern end. Orewa Beach has headlands at either end and a large back beach reserve with excellent facilities including a surf club. It is a high use urban recreational area with a large resident population and thriving retail centre.
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.