Army Bay which is located at the park entrance on the north western side of the park. This beach got its name from the army exercises that used to be conducted on the beach. The boat ramp and the gentle slope of the beach make this a popular spot to launch boats, start kayaking or SUP activities. The location being across the road from the main entrance to the park is an added attraction for boaties.
Parts of the park continue to be New Zealand Defence Force land and are off limits. Look for military remains such as ditches to indicate former land use.