To help keep everyone safe on our beaches, Council controls vehicles on beaches in the Bream Bay area through a bylaw.
Driving on beaches is strictly prohibited at Ruakākā between the Surf Club and a point 500 metres north of Marsden Village (including the Ruakaka River Mouth area). Importantly this includes the areas in front of the Ruakākā Wildlife Refuge.
Spending time on our Langs Beach should be much safer this summer, with the speed limit on the beach reduced to 20kph, and access to the beach only from the south-east of the vehicle access point. Driving is prohibited on the north-western part of the beach from a point 20m north-west of the vehicle accessway off Cove Road (near the public toilets).
Ruakākā: Driving on beaches is banned at Ruakākā between the Surf Club and a point 500m north of Marsden Village (including the Ruakākā River Mouth area).
This includes the areas in front of the Ruakākā Wildlife Refuge.
Langs Beach: The speed limit on the beach has been reduced to 20kph, and access to the beach is only from the south-east of the vehicle access point.
On the most popular north-western part of the beach, vehicles are banned from 20m north-west of the public toilets.
All road rules apply on beaches
- The beach belongs to everyone – share with care.
- Drive slowly and carefully near other beach users.
- Check speed limits - most beaches have a limit of 30km p/h.
- Watch out for vehicles, and supervise children closely.
- Drive to the conditions – they can change rapidly.
- Keep vehicles off dunes.
- Avoid shore birds and other wildlife.
- If we each follow the rules and drive safely, we should all have a safe summer.
If someone is being unsafe report it to *555.