Location: Inner-harbour beach on the western side of the much larger Evans Bay, Evans Bay Parade
Suitable for: Swimming
Brief description: Balaena Bay has a much larger beach than its neighbour, Hataitai Beach. It is sheltered from the north by a car park on the headland and from the south by a rocky promontory.
Parking: Car park
Toilets and changing facilities: Changing rooms with toilets and cold shower.
Dogs: Dogs on-leash are allowed on this beach before 9am and after 7pm in summer, and all the time in winter.