Te Haruhi Bay has the largest and most popular beach. Wide grassed areas studded with large, shady trees lead down to the water’s edge. It’s a perfect place to spread a rug and relax with a book. Te Haruhi Bay which is located inside the Open Sanctuary pest proof fence, at the south western end of the Open Sanctuary area. At Te Haruhi Bay there are 3 electric BBQs available for casual use and 2 wood fired BBQs associated with bookable sites. They are able to be used if the site has not been booked. All BBQ’s are FREE to use.
This is most certainly the greatest beach within Shakespear Park and ranked one of the best within the greater Whangaparoa area. This is a sandy beach which is very popular for swimming, boating, windsurfing, kite surfing, or just relaxing on the beach and enjoying the sun, sea and sand. The beach can be quite busy during peak season as it is located alongside most of the main facilities of Shakespear Park i.e. the camping site, self contained campground, and the information office where several sites within Shakespear Park can be booked from (Te Haruhi Bay is one of these sites). The beach itself was relatively quiet during the time me and my travel colleague visited the park.