Pedestrians have the right of way. Share the beach with other visitors carefully, and remember that all road rules apply.
Look out for:
soft sand – keep below the high tide mark
other beach users
beach fish equipment such as long lines and surf-casting lines
changing tides and conditions
nesting shorebirds and shellfish beds
our fragile dunes – keep off at all times and only use formal access ways.
Vehicles are prohibited from our beaches in two locations: at Ruakaka and on the north-western part of Langs Beach.
Follow the link below to our Control of Vehicles on Beaches Bylaw for further information and maps showing the prohibited areas:
Vehicles on Beaches Bylaw
A 30km per hour speed limit applies to some of our busy beaches, including those in Ruakaka.
Follow the link below to our Speed Limits Bylaw for more detailed information.
Speed Limits Bylaw