Otaki Beach is located two kilometres west of Otaki’s shopping centre and four kilometres from state Highway 1. Otaki Surf Life Saving Club is located centrally on the beach and the club provides both volunteer and professional Lifeguards during the summer months. The beach will only get large, dangerous waves during periods of bad weather and this is enough to keep people off the beach. The beach slopes gently into the ocean but holes and rips are common. Beach users should always be cautious and listen to instructions of the Lifeguards.
Activities and facilities
- Dog walking
- Horse riding
- Wind/kite surfing
- Wind-powered vehicles
- Car parking
- Public toilets
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Safety at Otaki Beach
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Stay safe - swim beween the flags.
Otaki 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
Otaki Beach is located two kilometres west of Otaki Township. The main access point to the beach is located three kilometres north of the Otaki Rivermouth. There is a small sand dune directly behind the beach that has been turned into a small reserve. The majority of the foredunes are left relatively undisturbed. There is a motor camp at the beach, a child’s health camp and a small shop, along with a well-established residential base. Otaki Surf Life Saving Club is also located at the beach.
Bus: Intercity or Newmans bound for Palmy http://www.metlink.org.nz/
Train: Kaptiline Tranzmetro
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.