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Kawau Bay beaches – Algies Bay beaches

Kawau bay @Stuff

Highlights

  • Three beachside public reserves with picnic tables, toilets and playgrounds
  • A Petanque Court
  • Highfield Reserve with views of Kawau Bay and donkeys who are local residents
  • Boat ramp

Highfield Garden Reserve has great views of Kawau Island and the paddock in the middle of the reserve is home to donkeys.

Algies Bay is the home of the Sandspit Junior Sailing, part of the Sandspit Yacht Club and is the center for a number of Regattas both International and domestic. The Sandspit Yacht Club in Algies Bay is a popular boating hub in the north-Auckland region. The club consists of various divisions which promote recreational boating, cruising, and keeler racing, and is committed to developing junior sailing in the region, and annually hosts large national and international youth sailing regattas. Just over the water from the Algies Bay is Kawau Island and Manison House, home of Sir George Grey (colonial governo) and visitors wanting to visit Kawau Island catch the ferry from Sandspit ferry terminal.

Getting there

It is on the Mahurangi Peninsula about 68 kilometres (by road) north of Auckland city centre.

Home to less than 500 residents the beach is a quiet haven from the bustle of Matakana and the better known Snells Beach.

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