Views – Right on the beachfront, 180 degree panoramic views of Rurima (Turtle Island), Motuhora (Whale), and Whakaari (White Island) – New Zealand’s most active volcano. An uninterrupted white sandy beach stretches more than 10 kilometres, great for walking or a spot of sunbathing.

Fishing – Good fishing off the beach whether surfcaster, kayak or contiki. The most common catches for the area are Snapper, Kahawai, Gurnard and Travelly.

Swimming – All tide swimming. Sand bar allows children to splash about in the shallows, while producing good waves for any keen surfers.