Waipu Cove is popular with swimmers, surfers and fishermen alike. It has a large motor camp and good facilities including a Surf Club and is a busy beach during the summer months.
Activities and facilities
- Dog walking
- Horse riding
- Wind-powered vehicles
- Car parking
- Changing facilities
- Food and beverage kiosk
- Public toilets
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Safety at Waipu Cove
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Stay safe - swim beween the flags.
Waipu Cove 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 December 2021.
4 simple rules to keep you safe
We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Waipu Cove. 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
Waipu Cove is located at the southern end of Bream Bay, approximately 40 kilometres south east of Whangarei. It is a large north easterly facing ocean beach with headlands at its southern end. It has good facilities including a large motor camp, shops, and a small local population. Waipu Cove is a popular swimming, surfing and fishing spot in summer with locals and tourists alike. Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club is also based here.
Sorry, we have no public transport information available for this beach.
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.