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After his very successful inaugural solo exhibition in early 2019 which resulted in excellent sales, Wilson Owen is back with more of his large colourful abstracts. An early stage painter who got his start with ... More ►
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Playing Jazz and Blues stuff on the grand piano to go with food and beverages. May also be a few Beatles and Stones tunes, I may play stuff at your request also. Maybe play a few tunes from my four albums. I have been ... More ►

Red Beach

Red Beach is a busy urban beach with good facilities including the Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club catering mainly for the large local population. It is a safe swimming beach under average conditions with plenty of car parking and a reserve area at its northern end adjoining a motor camp.

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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

Red Beach is sheltered from most open ocean swells due to its location at the northern base of the Whangaparoa Peninsula, thus providing safe swimming conditions in all but extreme circumstances. It has a gentle gradient and is suitable for swimming at all tides, although sand space is limited at high tide. Red Beach is patrolled by the members of the Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club during the summer holiday period and also has a Professional Lifeguard during the primary school summer holidays. Sand at the beach has a tendency to move around during large swells and holes and troughs can remain at Red beach for extended periods after storms.

Surfing

Red Beach is sheltered from most open ocean swells due to its location at the northern base of the Whangaparoa Peninsula. It does however pick up large north easterly swells. On such occasions, or during extreme onshore winds good beach breaks, as well as a reef break at the northern end of the beach may operate.

Fishing

Rock fishing is possible from the headlands at either end of Red Beach. Surfcasting is marginal due to the gentle slope that the beach takes into the ocean. Shellfish life here is minimal due to over exploitation. Boats can’t be launched at the beach itself but there are many boat ramps located in the near vicinity.

Activities and facilities

Activities

  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Dog walking
  • Sailing
  • Wind/kite surfing

Facilities

  • 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 Red Beach and be prepared so you and your family can enjoy the sun, sea and sand safely this summer.

Hazards

Patrols

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

Forecast provided by SwellMap.com

Sunny and clear skies
21°c
Max Temp.
19°c
Water Temp.

Water Conditions

For boating and surfing
Good. 8/10
8
Poor. 1/10
1

Tides

2:40Am
High
9:00Am
Low
3:20Pm
High
9:20Pm
Low

Safety at Red Beach

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

Patrolled Beach

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

Patrol Hours

Patrol times vary – please check with the local club & always swim at a patrolled beach, between the flags.

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 Red 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

Red Beach is located 41 kilometres north of Auckland, on the North Coast of the Whangaparoa Peninsula. The beach has a gentle gradient and commonly has no bars, however the beach shape is prone to change during storms. Red Beach is bound at each end by headlands. Red Beach has good facilities including a Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club, and plenty of parking. The width of sandy beach varies a great deal between low and high tide, with only a metre around the high. The beach is backed by a small rock wall to prevent erosion and a narrow grass strip. It is a busy local beach with a large resident population.

Public Transport

Bus: http://www.maxx.co.nz/

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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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